What is the main source of the Mississippi River?

Here is the question :

WHAT IS THE MAIN SOURCE OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER?


Here is the option for the question :

  • Lake Superior
  • Lake Itasca
  • Lake Minnetonka
  • Lake Vermilion

The Answer:

And, the answer for the the question is :

Lake Itasca

Explanation:

[STC00903] Although the mighty Mississippi flows an impressive 2,348 miles to the Gulf of Mexico and stretches 11 miles across at its widest, it begins as a tiny stream stemming from northern Minnesota‚Äôs Lake Itasca. Henry Schoolcraft, an American geographer, gave the lake in Itasca State Park its name by combining two Latin words: veritas (which means “truth”) and caput (which means “head”). The lake covers an area of 1.8 square miles (head). The fact that the lake is the source of the Mississippi River, which was discovered by Schoolcraft himself in the year 1832, lends credence to the name given to the body of water. Lake Itasca is also known by its Ojibwe name, which translates to “Elk Lake” and is spelled Omashkoozo-zaaga’igan.