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James J. Hill

Great Northern Railroad

1882 - 1907

Transportation

pre-1900 b. 1838
male
Personal
Born-Died1838 - 1916
BirthplaceCanada
RaceWhite
FatherDeceased / Absent
Era - pre-1900

Hill, a railroad builder and entrepreneur, was a pioneer of the Northwest in a variety of ways. He located his roads and terminal facilities in potentially productive areas, he constructed them for economical operation at minimum cost (under his personal supervision), and he stimulated agricultural growth and extractive production.