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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Before parting ways, trader James Aird provides tobacco and flour. The men stop to visit Sergeant Floyd's grave which needs to be re-filled. Another stop is made to dry bedding and cargo. Camp is near present Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.

From the journals...

at meridian we came too at Floyds Bluff below the Enterance of Floyds river and assended the hill, with Capt Lewis and Several men, found the grave had been opened by the nativs and left half Covered. we had this grave Completely filled up

William Clark

Visiting Floyd's grave

Painting of Lewis, Clark, and Seaman visiting Floyd's grave atop a bluff

Painting previously located in Southern Hills Mall, Sioux City, Iowa and created by by Split Rock Studios.

I observed near Sergt Floyds Grave a number of flurishing black walnut trees, these are the first which I have seen decending the river.

William Clark

Black walnut, Juglans nigra

Large decidious tre

Photo by Jami Dwyer who has released it to the public domain.