On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The day is so hot that the men refrain from hard paddling. They meet several traders heading up the Missouri. The Captains are suspicious of Joseph Robidoux, whose license is not signed by Governor Wilkinson. They make 52 miles.
From the journals...
Tuesday 16th Sept 1806.
about noon we met a keel Boat and 2 canoes the keel Boat belonged to Mr. Reubado of St Louis loaded with marchandize and bound for the Kanzas Nation of Indians.
Joseph Robidoux III
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