Works about James J Hill
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Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Home James J Hill House St Paul, MN
Owner James J Hill's North Oaks Farm, Dairy Building, Granary Root Cellar and Auxiliary Buildings North Oaks
Owner James J Hill's North Oaks Farm Blacksmith and Machine Shop North Oaks
Benefactor St Paul Public, James J Hill Reference Library St Paul, MN
1838/09/16 Born Born
1883/00/00 Built Developer Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis Minneapolis
1884/00/00 Owner J Hill's James North Oaks Farm North Oaks
1889/09/18 James J Hill forms the Great Northern Railway from the bankrupt St Paul and Pacific, and the Minneapolis and St Cloud. Work
1891/00/00 James Hill calls Thomas Burke into his St Paul office and outlines "a system of transportation by land and by water which will reach from New York to Yokohama and Hong Kong." Work
1892/08/00 Herman Rosenthal, a Great Northern representative, arrives in Japan to invest trade opportunities between Japanese and foreign merchants. Work
1893/05/00 Herman Rosenthal reports to Hill that under the rotten form of government in China, trade is practically nonexistent, but a steamship line controlled by the Great Northern from Seattle to Hong Kong, Nagasaki and Yokohama would be a sound venture. Work
1893/06/00 With the Great Northern Railway's opening of through passenger and freight traffic to Seattle, James J Hill's combination of rail and shipping can ship Memphis cotton to Shanghai 197 days faster than any other system of delivery. Work Iron Goat Trail, Stevens Pass Historic District Stevens Pass
1902/12/13 CHICAGO, Dec 13 - James J Hill to-day forecasted his retirement as head of the Great Northern Railroad, and perhaps the other great corporations in which he is the leading spirit. - NY Times Work
1905/00/00 Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway is chartered by James Hill to connect the Northern Pacific and Great Northern, to Portland, Oregon from Spokane, Washington, to challenge the Union Pacific interests for rail traffic in the Pacific Northwest. Work
1906/06/13 James Hill buys No 8 East 65th Street from Anna B Bliss for $450,000. "Mr Hill is the second of the Western railroad magnates to reach the decision recently that he spends enough time in New York to justify his buying a house here." - NY Times Home James J Hill and Gavin Residences, NY New York City
1907/00/00 Louis W Hill succeeds his father as president of the Great Northern Railway. Work
1909/00/00 Reputedly the best engineered railroad ever built in the US, the SP and S is completed at a cost of over $57 million. The railway's many bridges reflect a commitment by James Hill to spend more on a design that allows locomotives to pull more cars faster. Work
1912/00/00 Home James J Hill Northcote Farm Hallock
1915/01/01 Powers Hotel welcomes its first guest James J Hill. The grand hostelry offers hot and cold running water and a telephone in every room and a first class cafeteria on the premises. There rooms cost $1 per night, or $1.50 with a bath. Guest Powers Hotel Fargo
1916/05/29 Died Died
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