Fort Snelling State Park, St. Paul, Minnesota—September 2016 44° 53’ 19”N 93° 11’ 03”W Elevation 740 feet

Fort Snelling State Park is located at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. These rivers were means of transportation for Native-Americans, French Fur traders, and the U.S. military. Contemporary modes of transportation, highways 35E, 494, and 55, and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, are all located near this site where the yellow-and green-glass Traveling cairn rests in a field of 5-foot-tall yellow flowers. The Highway 55 bridge leading to Mendota Heights is in the background.