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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.

Black and white photograph of staff of the Waconia Patriot at a printing press. Art Wessele is shown in the middle. Date and photographer unknown.

Staff of the Waconia Patriot at a printing press

Staff of the Waconia Patriot at a printing press. Art Wessele is shown in the middle. Date and photographer unknown.

Black and white photograph of a Waconia Patriot employee uses a printing press. Date and photographer unknown.

A Waconia Patriot employee uses a printing press

A Waconia Patriot employee uses a printing press. Date and photographer unknown.

Black and white photograph of Waconia Patriot editor and publisher Charles Reil in his office, 1917.

Waconia Patriot editor and publisher Charles Reil in his office

Waconia Patriot editor and publisher Charles Reil in his office, 1917.

Waconia Patriot

The Waconia Patriot has provided local news to the residents of Carver County since 1897. In the twenty-first century, the paper is owned by ECM Publishers, Inc.

Black and white photograph of Dayton’s at Sixth and Wabasha, St. Paul, 1975.

Dayton’s, St. Paul

Dayton’s at Sixth and Wabasha, St. Paul, 1975.

Black and white photograph of Target store, Roseville, 1963.

Target store, Roseville

Target store, Roseville, 1963.

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