Itasca State Park, Minnesota

Itasca State Park, Minnesota

On our recent trip to Minnesota, we took a little side-trip up to Itasca State Park. The main thing Itasca State Park is know for is that it is the Lake Itasca is the beginning of the Mississippi River. “In 1832 Anishinaabe guide Ozawindib led explorer Henry Schoolcraft to the source of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca. It was on this journey that Schoolcraft, with the help of an educated missionary companion, created the name Itasca from the Latin words for “truth” and “head” (veritas caput).” (Wikipedia). The first shot today was taken on a boat ride around Lake Itasca. There were some great cloud formations and they add a lot to the scene. The blues from the water and the sky along with the greens of the trees go together so well. The second shot is the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. This is where the Mississippi river begins flowing out of Lake Itasca on its journey down to the Gulf of Mexico.

Lake Itasca Clouds

Lake Itasca Clouds

The Beginning of the Mighty Mississippi

The Beginning of the Mighty Mississippi

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