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The Devil's Dictionary: Story

by Ambrose Bierce SPOOKERSUCCESSSTORY -n. A narrative, commonly untrue. The truth of the stories here following has, however, not been successfully impeached. One evening Mr. Rudolph B…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: March 30, 1805

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark March 29, 1805March 31, 1805March 30, 1805 30th of March. The Ice is passing in great quantites, river ran a little, The Plains are on fire on bot…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: February 3, 1805

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark February 2, 1805February 4, 1805February 3, 1805 3rd of February Sunday 1805. a fine day; the blacksmith again commences his opperations. we were…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: January 29, 1805

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark January 28, 1805January 30, 1805January 29, 1805 29th January Tuesday 1805 Gave Jassome a Dost of Salts we Send & Collect Stones and put them…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: August 30, 1804

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark August 29, 1804August 31, 1804August 30, 1804 30th August Thursday 1804 A Foggeie morning I am much engagd. after Brackfast we sent Mr. Doroun in …

Lewis & Clark: Winter among the Mandans

by NoahBrooks From the Tetons to the MandansFrom Fort Mandan to the YellowstoneWinter among the Mandans Before finally selecting the spot on which to build their winter …

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: May 3, 1805

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark May 2, 1805May 4, 1805May 3, 1805 Friday May 3rd 1805. The morning being very could we did not set out as early as usual; ice formed on a kettle…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: July 10, 1806

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark July 9, 1806July 11, 1806July 10, 1806 July 10th 1806. Set out early and continued down the S W bank of the river N 75 E 24 m. to our encampment i…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: August 26, 1805

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark August 25, 1805August 27, 1805August 26, 1805 Monday August 26th 1805. This morning was excessively cold; there was ice on the vessels of water w…