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By Tom Elpel
Contributing Writer 

Missouri River Corps of Rediscovery: Angels

 

August 28, 2019



"Set out at an early hour this morning. about nine A. M. the wind arose, and shortly after became so violent that we were unable to proceed, in short it was with much difficulty and some risk that I was enabled to get the canoes and perogues into a place of tolerable safety, there being no timber on either side of the river at this place. some of the canoes shiped water, and wet several parsels of their lading, which I directed to be opened and aired we remained untill five in the evening when the wind abating in some measure, we reloaded and proceeded."

-Meriwether Lewis, April 23, 180...



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