Black and white photograph of the wedding of Charlotte Hill Slade, daughter of James J. Hill, at 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, 1901.

Hill family

Wedding of Charlotte Hill Slade, daughter of James J. Hill, at 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, 1901.

Black and white photograph of James J. Hill, 1885. Photograph by Hayes Robbins.

James J. Hill, 1885

James J. Hill, 1885. Photograph by Hayes Robbins.

Black and white photograph of James J. Hill warehouse on St. Paul's Mississippi River levee, c.1869.

James J. Hill warehouse on St. Paul's Mississippi River levee

James J. Hill warehouse on St. Paul's Mississippi River levee, c.1869.

Black and white photograph of James J. Hill, 1864.

James J. Hill, 1864

James J. Hill, 1864.

Black and white photoprint of James J. Hill, 1856.

James J. Hill, 1856

James J. Hill, 1856.

Black and white photograph of James J. Hill, 1902. Photograph by Pach Brothers.

James J. Hill

James J. Hill, 1902. Photograph by Pach Brothers.

Hill, James J. (1838–1916)

James J. Hill fit the nickname “empire builder.” He assembled a rail network—the Great Northern (1878), the Northern Pacific (1896), and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy (1901)—that stretched from Duluth to Seattle across the north, and from Chicago south to St. Louis and then west to Denver. He was one of the most successful railroad magnates of his time.

Black and white photograph of Motor Corps headquarters at Colonel Winfield Stephens Buick dealership in Minneapolis, c.1918.

Motor Corps headquarters

Motor Corps headquarters at Colonel Winfield Stephens' Buick dealership in Minneapolis, c.1918. Photograph from Minnesota Historical Society Sound and Visual Collection II.4.

Black and white photograph of bundles of the Waconia Patriot ready to be shipped. Date and photographer unknown.

Bundles of the Waconia Patriot ready to be shipped

Bundles of the Waconia Patriot ready to be shipped. Date and photographer unknown.

Black and white photograph of a printing machine in the office of the Waconia Patriot. Date and photographer unknown.

Printing machine in the office of the Waconia Patriot

Printing machine in the office of the Waconia Patriot. Date and photographer unknown.

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