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Friday, April 8

Mississippi Queen (Mountain)

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Today, we're travelling with the Neely family to Itasca State Park in Northern Minnesota. 

Mom Neely writes : 

This is the Headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River, less than an hour from where I was born and raised in Northern Minnesota. The sign says --"Here 1475 FT above the ocean, the mighty Mississippi begins to flow on its winding way 2552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico." 

The kids were pretty young, but they understood that it was the beginning of a big river.  We also took our older nieces, and they were able to grasp the concept a little better. I went here as a child, and we'll take the kids again, as it's fairly close to where my mom still lives.

Minn of the Mississippi Unit Study

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