The sign at the site reads, "Here [at Lake Itasca], 1475 ft above the ocean, the mighty Mississippi begins to flow on its winding way 2552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico."
Mom and Dad took us to see the headwaters one day in 1965. It turned out Liz, center, had a raging fever when this photo was taken, so I don't think she appreciated the educational experience very much.
I submitted this layout to the June DSO Template Challenge.
**chosen as a gallery standout by Bunny**