Boys Crossing Mississippi River Headwaters in Park Rapids, Minnesota - Encircle Photos

33 Boys Crossing Mississippi River Headwaters in Park Rapids, Minnesota

These two boys had lots of fun crossing the Mississippi River Headwaters at Itasca State Park in northern Minnesota. The origin of the Mighty Mississippi was first explored by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft in 1832. His expedition was guided by Ozawindib, an Ojibwe chief. The Native Americans called the source both Omushkos and Lac la Biche. Schoolcraft renamed it Lake Itasca meaning “truth head.”

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Miss Headwaters Visitor Park Shevlin, MN 56676

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