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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The hunters continue killing deer and elk near present Washougal, Washington. They are drying the meat to use on their journey up the Columbia River. A black bear is also killed which will likely be used to make cooking oil.

From the journals...

About noon we dispatched Gibson Shannon Howard and Wiser in one of the light canoes, with orders to proceed up the Columbia to a large bottom on the South side about six miles above us and to hunt untill our arrival.

Meriwether Lewis

Columbia River above the Washougal River

Large river in a gorge on a cloudy day

those from below appeared to be empeled mearly by curiossity to see us.

Meriwether Lewis

the flesh of the greater part of those Animals were So Meagre that it was unfit for uce.

William Clark