Itasca State Park headwaters sign

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Titles Itasca State Park headwaters sign
Description 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.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 110 inches height
33 inches diameter
Nomenclature sign (declatory or advertising artifact)
Materials wood (plant material)
Creation Made by: Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources
Made in: Lake Itasca, Clearwater County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Used by: Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources
Used in: Lake Itasca, Clearwater County, Minnesota, United States
Trade & Industry. Advertising & Promotions. Advertising
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1975 - Not later than 1988
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1988.10.1 (Accession Number)

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