Horsecars of the St. Paul and Minneapolis Street Railway Companies

With the rapid growth of the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis in the mid-nineteenth century, the need for a reliable form of public transportation became apparent. Horse-drawn streetcars provided the answer and sparked the growth of what would become one of the most extensive streetcar systems in the country.

James J. Hill House

Sitting on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and the city of St. Paul, the 36,500-square- foot, forty-two-room James J. Hill House stands as a monument to the man who built the Great Northern Railway. It remains one of the best examples of Richardsonian Romanesque mansions in the country.

Black and white photograph of Jean Baptiste Faribault, c.1850.

Jean Baptiste Faribault

Jean Baptiste Faribault, c.1850.

Black and white photograph of the Northwest Thresher Company, Stillwater, 1907. Photograph by John Runk Jr.

Northwest Thresher Company, Stillwater

Northwest Thresher Company, Stillwater, 1907. Photograph by John Runk Jr.

Black and white photograph of George W. Cass, c.1875.

George W. Cass

George W. Cass, c.1875.

Black and white photograph of Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company Plant, Hopkins, 1908.

Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company Plant, Hopkins

Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company Plant, Hopkins, 1908.

Black and white photograph of Minneapolis-Moline, Lake Street and Minnehaha, Minneapolis, c.1895.

Minneapolis-Moline, Lake Street and Minnehaha, Minneapolis

Minneapolis-Moline, Lake Street and Minnehaha, Minneapolis, c.1895.

Black and white photograph of men, horses, farm implements in field, Northcote farm, Northcote, Minnesota, 1914. Photograph by William Hartvig.

Men, horses, farm implements in field, Northcote farm

Men, horses, farm implements in field, Northcote farm, Northcote, Minnesota, 1914. Photograph by William Hartvig.

Black and white photograph of unidentified men in field with farm machinery, James J. Hill's Northcote Farm, Northcote, Minnesota, undated.

Unidentified men in field with farm machinery, James J. Hill's Northcote Farm

Unidentified men in field with farm machinery, James J. Hill's Northcote Farm, Northcote, Minnesota, undated.

Black and white photograph of Walter J. Hill's Northcote Farm Residence, 1915. Photograph by D. Wallace.

Walter J. Hill's Northcote Farm Residence

Walter J. Hill's Northcote Farm Residence, 1915. Photograph by D. Wallace.

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