September 18, 1806

Lewis and Clark’s men were still in such a hurry to get back home that they wouldn’t stop to hunt. They did stop to dig some potatoes that someone found and they gathered a few paw paws. They also ate the last of their biscuits.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.