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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The day is windy causing the Expedition to make only forty miles on its return trip down the Missouri River. Lewis' exit wound closes over, and the hunters supply three elk and one deer. Camp is west of present Forest City, South Dakota.

From the journals...

at dark we landed on a Small Sand bar under a Bluff on the S W. Side and encamped, this Situation was one which I had Chosen to avoid the Musquetors, they were not very troublesome after we landed.

William Clark

Missouri River

Small sandbar jutting out into the Missouri River

Photographer unknown.

I observe great quantities of Grapes and Choke Cheries, also a Speces of Currunt which I had never before observed the Currt. black and very inferior to either the yellow, red, or perple—

William Clark

Wild blackcurrant, Ribes americanum

Large black berries on a bush

Photo by Schwarze Johannisbeere who has released it to the public domain.