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Aug. 5: Council Bluffs, IA to Yankton, SD ok

Our day got of with a bang at Onawa, IA where we played on Butch Bouvier's replica keelboat.


Here the women are "cordelling" or towing the boat while the men are poling it.


On August 20, 1804 Sgt. Charles Floyd died "with a great deal of composure". He was buried with a great deal of ceremony. The only member of the Corps of Discovery to die on the journey


The Floyd Monument and a forensic reconstruction of Sgt. Floyd.
 Every day we have a horn blower whose job it is to get us back on the bus. This is the same way Lewis and Clark called in their hunting parties.


Spirit Mound in Vermilion, SD. L&C hiked up this hill in 1804, and we did in 2010. In Their Footsteps.


The day ended in triumph as more than half the crew made it to the top.

611...Aug. 5: Council Bluffs, IA to Yankton, SD + 170  = 781
actual 591 + 191 = 782

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