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Locality Name:
Charles Mix-Brule County line
Charles Mix - Brule County , South Dakota

Distance from Camp Dubois: 1,123 miles

Private Shannon had gone hunting and became separated from the crew on the river.  Two weeks later, they were re-united near here.

Sgt. Gass, September 11, 1804 --We saw some person coming down the river on horseback when we came to land, and found it was the man who had preceded us with the horses [Pvt. Shannon]. He had left one of the horses that had failed ... This man has been absent 16 days, and his bullets being expended, he subsisted 12 days, almost wholly on grapes.


Species Encountered:
icon-4 Liatris aspera Michx.
tall blazing star
September 12, 1804

An image of the specimen in the Lewis and Clark herbarium. . . .
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icon-4 Oligoneuron rigidum (L.) Small var. humile (Porter) Nesom
stiff goldenrod
September 12, 1804
Brule or Charles Mix County
icon-1 Tympanuchus phasianellus
Sharp-tailed Grouse
September 12, 1804


Journal Entries:

Distance from Camp Dubois: 1,123 miles
Private Shannon had gone hunting and became separated from the crew on the river.  Two ...  more>>

 
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