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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Before departing, arrangements are made to find the Field brothers. They are found 8 miles down the Missouri River. Progress is slowed by wind, and they make 44 miles. At camp near present Blair, Nebraska, the mosquitoes are bothersome.

From the journals...

the evaperation on this portion of the Missouri has been noticed as we assended this river, and it now appears to be greater than it was at that time. I am obliged to replenish my ink Stand every day with fresh ink at least 9/10 of which must evaperate.

William Clark

Redware ink stand

Redware ink stand and quill pens

Saw the whiperwill and heard the common hooting owl    Musquetors very troublesom.

William Clark

Whip-poor-will, Caprimulgus vociferus

Painting of one whip-poor-will flying and another nesting

From birds of New York (New York State Museum. Memoir 12), Albany: University of the State of New York. Plates by Louis Agassiz Fuertes later reproduced in Birds of America (1917) by Thomas Gilbert Pearson (1873-1943) et al.