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July 24, 2012

Itasca State Park sign

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Lake Itasca State Park sign

Monument used at Itasca State Park between 1975 and 1988 to mark the source of the Mississippi River at the outlet of Lake Itasca in Minnesota.  The monument consists of a partial tree trunk painted brown with a flat rectangular surface cut out on one side.  Text on the monument reads,

Here 1475 ft. above the ocean the mighty Mississippi begins to flow on its winding way 2552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.

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