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William Clark - March 21, 1805

"A Cloudy Day Some snow, the men Carried the remaining Canoes to the River, all except 3 left to take care & complete the Canoes, returned to the fort with their baggage, on my return to day to the Fort I came on the points of the high hills, Saw an emence quantity of Pumice Stone on the sides & foot of the hills and emence beds of Pumice Stone near the Tops of the [hills] with evident marks of the Hill having once been on fire, I collected Some the different ie Stone Pumice Stone & a hard earth and put them into a furnace... the hard earth melted and glazed the others two..."

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