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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The men are relieved when they pass the present Bad River near Pierre, South Dakota and find that the Teton Sioux are not there. They stop before Lower Brule, the big bend in the river where they suspect a Sioux war party is camped.

From the journals...

at Meridn. we halted on the N E. Side opposit a handsom leavel plain in which there is great quantities of plumbs which are not yet ripe.

William Clark

Wild plum, Prunus americana

Green plums on a plum tree

Photo © Larry Allain @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. Use with permission.