On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
Lewis's crew continues down the Missouri River while Clark's crew continues down the Yellowstone. Srgt Pryor's crew, which was dispatched to take the horses to the Mandan villages, lost all of them to the Indians. They make bullboats.
From the journals...
Thursday July 31st 1806.
The rain still continuing I set out early and proceeded on as fast as possible.
the river is still rising and excessively muddy more so I think than I ever saw it.
Missouri River at Kipp Recreational Area
Saturday [Thursday] 31st of July 1806
The high Country is entirely bar of timber. great quantities of Coal or carbonated wood is to be seen in every Bluff and in the high hills at a distance on each Side.