Block #25 Minnesota - The North Star State
The North Star State evolved from the State Motto L’Etoile du Nord or “Star of the North.” The State Motto appears on the Great Seal of Minnesota and the State Flag. Three great rivers, the mighty Mississippi, the Red River of the North, and the St. Lawrence all begin their long journeys within the state of Minnesota. The source of the Mississippi had been sought for years, and it was finally discovered here at Lake Itasca, where it begins its 2,552-mile path to the sea. State symbols: Common Loon, Pink and White Lady Slipper. Other flowers Daisy and Aster.