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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...

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.

Meriwether Lewis

Missouri River at Kipp Recreational Area

Missouri river winding through sagebrush bottoms below a passing storm

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.

William Clark

Above the Yellowstone River

Prairie and barren hills