1891 - 1991The name "Itasca" was coined specifically from the Latin words "Veritas caput" — literally meaning "true head" — by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft in 1832. Led by Ozawindib, an Ojibwe guide who knew the upper reaches of the Mississippi River and its headwaters lakes. Schoolcraft was able to document the true source of America's greatest river, a feat that had eluded many previous explorers, including Zebulon Pike, Lewis Cass, and Giacomo Beltrami.
|Placed By||Minnesota Historical Society and Minnesota State Parks|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 3:38am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 332636 N 5234218|
|Decimal Degrees||47.24010000, -95.21138333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 47° 14.406', W 95° 12.683'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||47° 14' 24.36" N, 95° 12' 40.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2507-2523 Miss Headwaters Visitor Park, Shevlin MN 56676, US|
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