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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition waits for a passing storm before departing. They paddle 40 miles passing the Big Nemaha and Nodaway rivers. Clark comments on the howling wolves and barking coyotes and mentions that the pawpaw fruit is nearly ripe.

From the journals...

found pappaws and grapes in this bottom which is covred with cotten Honey Locus Seckamore timber &C. the rushes thick.

John Ordway

Pawpaw, Asimina triloba

Four immature, green fruits hanging from a branch

Photo ©2007 Kurt Stüber. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.