Black and white photograph of Mary Mehegan Hill and James J. Hill, 1915.

Mary Mehegan Hill and James J. Hill

Mary Mehegan Hill and James J. Hill, 1915.

Black and white photograph of James J. and Mary T. Hill, 1906.

James J. and Mary T. Hill

James J. and Mary T. Hill, 1906.

Black and white photograph of Mary T. Hill with her daughters, c.1900.

Mary T. Hill with her daughters

Mary T. Hill with her daughters, c.1900.

Black and white photograph of Mary Mehegan Hill, Grace Upham, and several of their children at the Uphams’ Lowertown St. Paul home, c.1883.

Mary Mehegan Hill, Grace Upham, and children

Mary Mehegan Hill, Grace Upham, and several of their children at the Uphams’ Lowertown St. Paul home, c.1883.

Black and white photograph of Mary Mehegan Hill, as a bride, 1867.

Mary Mehegan Hill as a bride

Mary Mehegan Hill, as a bride, 1867.

Black and white photograph of Mary T. Hill, c.1864–1867.

Mary T. Hill

Mary T. Hill, c.1864–1867.

Black and white photograph of Mary Mehegan Hill, c.1910.

Mary T. Mehegan Hill

Mary Mehegan Hill, c.1910.

Hill, Mary Theresa Mehegan (1846–1921)

Mary Theresa Mehegan Hill, wife of railroad builder James J. Hill, lived in St. Paul from her arrival as a young child in 1850 until her death in 1921. She witnessed the city’s evolution from a small settlement on the Mississippi River to an important center of commerce.

Black and white scan of a newspaper cartoon advertising the involvement of women in the Food Training Camp at the Minnesota State Fair. Image is from the New Ulm Review, August 8, 1917.

Food Training Camp advertisement for women

Newspaper cartoon advertising the involvement of women in the Food Training Camp at the Minnesota State Fair. Image is from the New Ulm Review, August 8, 1917.

Black and white photograph of the Woman Citizen Building, 1917 Minnesota State Fair.

Woman Citizen Building at the 1917 Minnesota State Fair

Woman Citizen Building, 1917 Minnesota State Fair.

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