Here is Pam walking across the Mississippi at its beginning.
Here we see the first road to cross the Mississippi and the size of the river under the bridge.
The Mississippi actually starts flowing north until it enters Lake Irving and Lake Bemidji. She flows out of Lake Bemidji and soon takes a southern direction. The city of Bemidji is the first town on the Mississippi River. At the connection between Lake Irving and Lake Bemidji is the town of Bemidji's Visitor Center and the Paul Bunyan Park.
Paul Bunyan and Babe the blue Ox