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By Tom Elpel
Contributing Writer 

Missouri River Corps of Rediscovery: Taste of Freedom

 

November 27, 2019

Food debris at Lexington Riverfront Park provided an aura of disorder.

"Set out after a heavy Shower of rain and proceeded on the Same Course of last night passed a large butifull Prarie on the S. S. opposit a large Island, Calld Saukee Prarie, a gentle breese from the S. W. Some butiful high lands on the L. S. passed Som verry Swift water to day, I saw Pelicans to day on a Sand bar, my servant York nearly loseing an eye by a man throwing Sand into it."

-William Clark, June 20, 1804

Lewis and Clark often referred to their crew as "the men" or "a man" without specifying names. Clark didn't elaborate why a member of their expedition threw sand in York's...



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