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Our vintage map of the headwaters of the Mississippi River is a captivating glimpse into the origins and natural beauty of this iconic waterway. Carefully crafted with intricate details and a touch of nostalgia, this map reveals the intricate network of lakes, streams, and wetlands that converge to form the mighty Mississippi. 

From Lake Itasca, the official headwaters, to the surrounding forests and rolling hills, the map captures the essence of this serene and awe-inspiring region. Follow the delicate lines and labels to trace the course of the river, imagining the journey it embarks on, flowing southward through countless miles and connecting communities and ecosystems along the way.

Whether you're a history enthusiast, a lover of cartography, or simply fascinated by the wonders of nature, this vintage map offers a captivating window into the headwaters of the Mississippi, allowing you to appreciate the natural splendor and the origins of one of America's most iconic waterways.

Art by: Great River Arts

Historic Vintage Map of the Headwaters of the Mississippi

  • This vintage-style sign is available in multiple different sizes in your choice of wood or metal.

    Wood signs come in four different sizes, are affixed with a picture-hanger on the back, and are recommended for indoors or outdoors under an eave. Extra Large wooden signs (48x65, 35x82, 48x82, and 47x47) ship disassembled.

    Metal signs come in three different sizes, are embellished with corner grommets for hanging, and are recommended for indoor or outdoor use.

    Materials: Locally-sourced plywood or galvanized steel.

    Disclaimer: Maps are intended for decoration only, may contain erroneous information, and may not be used for navigation. All geography changes over time. Lake depths not only change over the years, but season-to-season as well. And ocean depths, of course, change with the tides.

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