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Black and white photograph of Thomas McMahon (far left), a farmer in Tara Township, loading hay onto a Great Northern Railway freight car, c.1910.

Thomas McMahon (far left), a farmer in Tara Township, loading hay onto a Great Northern Railway freight car

Thomas McMahon (far left), a farmer in Tara Township, loading hay onto a Great Northern Railway freight car, c.1910.

Black and white postcard showing the Great Northern Railway Depot and a grain elevator behind the depot in Clontarf, c.1880s.

Great Northern Railway Depot in Clontarf

Postcard showing the Great Northern Railway Depot and a grain elevator behind the depot in Clontarf, c.1880s.

Black and white photograph of a L. S. Donaldson Company delivery truck, c.1930.

L. S. Donaldson Company Delivery Truck

L. S. Donaldson Company delivery truck, c.1930.

Black and white photograph of L. S. Donaldson delivery wagons, 1911. Photograph by C.J. Hibbard.

L. S. Donaldson Delivery Wagons

L. S. Donaldson delivery wagons, 1911. Photograph by C.J. Hibbard.

Black and white photograph of James J. Hill, at spike driving celebration extending the Great Northern Railroad, Bend, Oregon, 1911.

James J. Hill driving ceremonial railroad spike

James J. Hill, at spike driving celebration extending the Great Northern Railroad, Bend, Oregon, 1911.

Black and white photograph of James J. Hill with two engineers on the William Crooks train engine, 1908. Photograph by T.W. Ingersoll.

James J. Hill on train engine

James J. Hill with two engineers on the William Crooks train engine, 1908. Photograph by T.W. Ingersoll.

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 Minnesota Motor Corps encampment, Camp Lakeview, Lake City, c.1918.

Minnesota Motor Corps encampment

Minnesota Motor Corps encampment, Camp Lakeview, Lake City, c.1918.

Black and white photograph of Major Thomas Warham, c.1918. Warham was commander of the Medical Corps, Motor Corps Division.

Major Thomas Warham

Major Thomas Warham, c.1918. Warham was commander of the Medical Corps, Motor Corps Division.

Black and white photograph of Captain John P. Ernster, c.1918. Ernster commanded the Aero Division of the Minnesota Motor Corps.

Captain John P. Ernster

Captain John P. Ernster, c.1918. Ernster commanded the Aero Division of the Minnesota Motor Corps.

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