Historic Diaries: Floyd 1804
June 17, 1804
Their arrival at a hardwood forest about a mile above where today U.S. 65 crosses the Missouri allowed the expedition to spend two days making new oars from ash trees. They were able to carve 20 oars and make 600 feet of rope here.
Sunday June 17th
we Renued our Journey much fetegeued of yesterdays work. Came one mil. encamped for the purpos of maken ores for ouer Boat and make a rope for the purpos of towen [towing] on the North Side of the River. ouer hunters Returned and Killed on[e] Bar, one Deer and found a Stray Horse who had Been Lost for sometime. nothing Remarkeble to day.