1779 - 1855From this point, Beltrami, Italian jurist, scholar and explorer, on July 7, 1823, started his journey into the wilderness of northern Minnesota resulting in his discovery of the source of the Mississippi River August 19, 1823. Through persistence, audacity, self-denial and steadfast courage he contributed a fresh chapter to the already brilliant record of important discoveries in this new land by such gallant Italian explorers as Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, the Cabots and others.
|Series||This marker is part of the More Than Words series|
|Placed By||Twin Citians of Italian descent|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 12:28am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 485424 N 4970984|
|Decimal Degrees||44.89213333, -93.18458333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 53.528', W 93° 11.075'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 53' 31.68" N, 93° 11' 4.50" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||612, 651|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4500-4598 Fort Snelling State Trail, Minneapolis MN 55111, US|
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