The Search for Beltrami’s Heart
The book will take you on a journey from northern Italy in the 1800’s to northern Minnesota’s Beltrami County. It will help elementary age children learn why this nice fellow from Italy is truly one of Minnesota’s forgotten heroes and why many believe he was the first white person to discover the northern most source of the Mississippi—Lake Julia.
The book will answer the questions, “Who was Giacomo Beltrami? Why is he one of Minnesota’s forgotten heroes? Why did he carry a red umbrella? What did he do that was extra special for someone? Was Giacomo the first white person to discover the northern most point of the Mississippi?”
The book is beautifully illustrated by Chris Pash, a Colorado artist. The cost is 15.00 dollars.