This audiobook takes listeners on a journey to Itasca State Park in Minnesota, the location of headwaters of the Mississippi River. J. D. Streeter frames the material with his stately narration, while travel journalist Patricia L. Lawrence visits with Joe Day of Minnesota Indian Affairs Council on the occasion of the opening of the Jacob Brower Visitor Center. She captures field recordings and interviews, which creates a nuanced audio atmosphere. In her friendly and inquisitive manner, she uncovers the history of the park, which was established in 1891, and discovers its main attractions.
Lake Itasca is the undisputed headwaters of the Mississippi River Itasca State Park, Minnesota. Native Americans living in the pine forests, led white explores to the source of the mighty Mississippi River. It was a European explorer that named the source or headwaters of the Mississippi in Latin, it was the Native Americans who named the Mississippi River in their own language. Find out how, at the Grand Opening of the Jacob Brower Visitor Center celebration in Itasca State Park.