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Itasca State Park headwaters sign
Monument formerly located in Itasca State Park, marking the origin of the Mississippi River at the outlet of Lake Itasca in Minnesota. The monument consists of a partial tree trunk with a flat rectangular surface cut out on one side. Carved into the flat surface, and painted brilliant orange yellow, is: "HERE 1475 FT / ABOVE / THE OCEAN / THE MIGHTY / MISSISSIPPI / BEGINS / TO FLOW / ON ITS / WINDING WAY / 2552 MILES / TO THE / GULF / OF MEXICO." The trunk has been painted a dark yellowish brown. Circa 1975-1988.
Content Category: artifacts
110 inches height
33 inches diameter
sign (declatory or advertising artifact)
wood (plant material)
Made by: Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources
Made in: Lake Itasca, Clearwater County, Minnesota, United States
Used by: Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources
Used in: Lake Itasca, Clearwater County, Minnesota, United States
Trade & Industry. Advertising & Promotions. Advertising
Use: Not earlier than 1975 - Not later than 1988
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1988.10.1 (Accession Number)