Itasca, Lake
geographical name lake NW central Minnesota; generally considered as source of Mississippi River

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Itasca, Lake — Lake, northwestern Minnesota, U.S. Occupying an area of 1. 8 sq mi (4.7 sq km), it is located 1,475 ft (450 m) above sea level. Henry Rowe Schoolcraft s theory that Lake Itasca is the source of the Mississippi River has been widely accepted. He… …   Universalium

  • Lake Itasca — Geographische Lage Itasca State Park, Minnesota, USA Zuflüsse Nicolett Creek …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lake — lake1 /layk/, n. 1. a body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surrounded by land. 2. any similar body or pool of other liquid, as oil. 3. (go) jump in the lake, (used as an exclamation of dismissal or impatience.) [bef. 1000; ME lak(e) …   Universalium

  • Lake — /layk/, n. Simon, 1866 1945, U.S. engineer and naval architect. * * * I Relatively large body of slow moving or standing water that occupies an inland basin. Lakes are most abundant in high northern latitudes and in mountain regions, particularly …   Universalium

  • Lake Itasca — The source of the Mississippi River on the edge of Lake Itasca Location Itasca State Park, Clearwater County, Minnesota, USA …   Wikipedia

  • Itasca — is the name of some places in the United States:*Minnesota: ** Itasca County, Minnesota ** Itasca Township, Minnesota ** Lake Itasca, the source of the Mississippi River ** Itasca State Park * Itasca, Illinois * Itasca, Texas * Itascatown,… …   Wikipedia

  • Itasca — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Itasca (Illinois) Itasca (Texas) Itasca Township (Kansas) Itasca Township (Minnesota) Schiffe: USS Itasca (1861) USCGC Itasca (1929) Sonstiges: Itasca State Park Itasca County Lake Itasca …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Itasca — [i tas′kə] Lake [coined by SCHOOLCRAFT Henry Rowe < L (ver)itas, truth + ca(put), head, in ref. to other alleged sources] lake in NW Minn., a source of the Mississippi: c. 2 sq mi (5.2 sq km) …   English World dictionary

  • Itasca — Itasca, 1) der äußerste nordöstlichste Theil von Minnesota, zwischen dem Obern See u. dem Britischen Nordamerika, ungefähr 800 QM.; Flüsse: Rainy, Mississippi, St. Louis River, zahlreiche größere u. kleinere Seen; der ganze Landstrich bildet eine …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Itasca State Park — Geobox|Protected area name = Itasca State Park category = Minnesota State Park category iucn = IV image caption = The source of the Mississippi River at the north end of Lake Itasca country = United States country state = Minnesota state state… …   Wikipedia

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