James Jerome Hill, railroad pioneer.

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Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916 -- Juvenile literature., Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916., Great Northern Railway (U.S.), Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Juvenile literature., Railroads -- West (U.S.) -- History -- Juvenile literature., Railroads -- His

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A biography of the man who built his fortune as he built the Great Northern Railroad and used it to help settle the West.

SeriesMen of achievement series
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LC ClassificationsTF140.H54 C65
The Physical Object
Pagination124 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5308537M
ISBN 100513013059
LC Control Number72092119
OCLC/WorldCa722867

Malone explores Hill’s complex life and personality, his activities and interests, and recreates both the story of the railroad race to the Pacific and the complex interactions involved in the development of the region. "Michael Malone has written a modelinterpretative biography of James J.

by:   James J. Hill Birth Date Septem Death Date Did You Know. James Hill added his own middle name, Jerome, in Education Rockwood Academy Place of Birth Ontario, Canada Born: From the time he was 18 in St. Paul, James J. Hill () dreamed of a ship and rail bridge to the riches of the mysterious Orient.

Through a succession of jobs, he absorbed every detail of moving goods by land and by water, which contributed to the excellent management and low-cost operation of his railroad empire.

He made financial history by shaping the Northern Securities Co., a. James Jerome Hill (Septem ), was a Canadian-American railroad executive. He was the chief executive officer of a family of lines headed by the Great Northern Railway, which served a substantial area of the Upper Midwest, the northern Great Plains, and Pacific Northwest.

The last half of the 19th century was typified by tycoons and shrewd railroad barons. A key figure in the development of the Spokane International Railway was James Jerome Hill, or simply Jim Hill.

Spokane businessmen regarded Hill as a tyrant and considered his Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads unwelcome monopolies in Northeast. Homesteads could be had free, or Hill would sell them some of the land still in possession of the Manitoba railroad at $ an acre. Jim Hill’s idea of a railroad was not a piece of track to connect the Twin Cities and Winnipeg.

As early as he told his directors he meant to push the line across the continent to Puget Sound. James J. Hill, in full James Jerome Hill, (born Septemnear Guelph, Ontario, Canada—diedSt. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.), American financier and railroad builder who helped expand rail networks in the northwestern United States.

After settling in St. Paul, Minnesota, abouthe established transportation lines on the Mississippi and Red rivers and arranged a. Hill had a critical effect on the development of our country through his railroad empire.

His involvement in many parts of business made James Jerome Hill deserving of his title, The Empire Builder, a legend of success that remains today. Aaron E. Klein, Encyclopedia of North American Railroads (New York: Bison Book Corporation, ) 2.

James Jerome Hill, "The Empire Builder" (Septem - ) In they merged the small lines of the StP&P and the First Division, St.

Paul & Pacific to form the St. Paul, Minneapolis & James Jerome Hill Railway.

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Hardbound book in very good condition, first edition stated. Light signs of aging to edges of text block; top edge was tinted red, and this has mostly faded.

Green cloth boards have railroad pioneer. book bumping to either end of the spine, otherwise clean and showing little wear. James Jerome Hill, railroad pioneer (Men of achievement series) Comfort.

James Jerome Hill’s fortune was already made. He admitted he had more money than he could ever use, and ‘all that would be good for his nine children and their offspring. And still his mind seethed with possibilities as thick as the dirt clouds that swirled around his 3, grading gangs as they urged their spans west along the right of way.

Railroad Pioneer. Born in Ontario, Canada, he was the chief railroad executive responsible for establishing the Great Northern Railway lines which served the upper Midwest, the northern Great Plains and Pacific Northwest of America. Inas a steamboat shipping businessman in Minnesota, he saw the need to expand.

James Jerome Hill "The Empire Builder" (Septem – ) James J. Hill on his philosophy of life.: "I have always lived the life of a man endeavoring to be usefully busy. The working hours are those in which there is necessary work to.

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Hill, James Jerome () By Joel E. Ferris ; Posted 7/10/; Essay ; Share. Email; Share; Tweet; Joel E. Ferris, a Spokane banker, wrote this article on the life of the railroad entrepreneur James J.

Hill for the Winter edition of The Pacific Northwesterner. It is here edited by David Wilma and reprinted with. The Hill Reference Library opened in as a living gift to the people of Saint Paul from railroad pioneer James J. Hill. By building the Great Northern Railway's transcontinental line to Seattle inHill played a central role in the settling of towns and cities, the expansion of agriculture, the growth of industry, and the development of international trade.

James Jerome Hill was a Canadian-American railroad executive. He was the chief executive officer of a family of lines headed by the Great Northern Railway, which served a substantial area of the Upper Midwest, the northern Great Plains, and Pacific Northwest.

Because of the size of this region and the economic dominance exerted by the Hill lines, Hill became known during his lifetime as The. James J. Hill is back in the news this month, but not for his famous railroad. Instead, it's for his lesser-known role as an iron ore magnate.

For decades, much of Minnesota's Mesabi Range was. James Jerome Hill, a Canadian-American railroad executive and the greatest pioneer in the field of transcontinental railroads, was a visionary who transcended the dreams of a common man and went on to become ‘The Empire Builder.’.

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For articles on this topic in Minnesota History Magazine see the index (Hill, James Jerome). Most articles can be viewed online. “James J Hill: A Search for the Man Behind the Legend,” by Virginia Brainard Kunz. In Ramsey County History, vol. 12, no. 1 (Spring/Summer ), p. MNHS call number: Reading Room FR22.

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Hill. Courtesy: James J. Hill Library. According to biographer Albro Martin, James J. Hill was "the last and greatest American railroad leader in the heroic era.".

Hill, James Jerome. In there arrived in St.

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Paul, Minn., then a frontier village, an year-old boy from Canada. Born in Guelph, Ontario, Sept. 16,of well-to-do Scotch-Irish parents, James J. Hill was to have been educated for the medical profession. A lover of nature and books, he was thought unfitted for a business career.

James Jerome Hill. James Jerome Hill (), American railroad builder, was the major force in the construction and management of the Great Northern Railway and is often referred to as the "Empire Builder of the Northwest." James J. Hill was born on Sept. 16,near Rockwood, Ontario, Canada, of parents of Irish background.

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James Jerome Hill (), American railroad builder, was the major force in the construction and management of the Great Northern Railway and is often referred to as the "Empire Builder of the Northwest." James J.

Hill was born on Sept. 16,near Rockwood, Ontario, Canada, of parents of Irish background. James Jerome Hill was the driving force behind Great Northern Railway's mission to find the most economical route to the Pacific coast, with surveyor John F. Stevens taking a major role in locating the pass.

Browning is the eastern gateway into Marias Pass as the railroad approaches the Rocky Mountain Front; continuing west from Summit, the. James J. Hill () at A-Y-P Exposition, ca.

Courtesy James J. Hill Archives. James J. Hill statue in front of Swedish Building, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, Photo by Frank H. Nowell, Courtesy UW Special Collections (AYP) Great Northern Railway depot, Bellingham, s. Postcard. Title J.J. [James Jerome] Hill's first engine, the Wm.

Crooks, Summary Photograph shows James J. Hill, in front wearing suit, posing with conductor and engineer of the Wm. Crooks locomotive. Further Reading on James Jerome Hill.

Hill's Highways of Progress () presents his ideas on railroad building and management. The most complete work on Hill is Joseph Gilpin Pyle's authorized study, The Life of James J. Hill (2 vols., ). Stewart Holbrook, James J. Hill: A Great Life in Brief (), is a sympathetic account.

See also Frank L. Eversull, Empire Builder: And a Part of His. James Jerome Hill words, approx. 3 pages James Jerome Hill (), American railroad builder, was the major force in the construction and management of the Great Northern Railway and is often referred to as the "Empire Builder of the No.James Jerome Hill () is best known as the “Empire Builder” who masterminded construction of the Great Northern Railroad and created a corporation controlling major lines in the northern tier of the United States.

This latter development brought him into contact with Theodore Roosevelt when the federal government sued the Northern Securities Corporation—the holding company Hill.James J. Hill was bornon Septem in Eramosa Township, Ontario, Upper Canada, American, is Canadian-American railroad executive, Businessman.

James Jerome Hill, a Canadian-American railroad executive and the greatest pioneer in the field of transcontinental railroads, was a visionary who transcended the dreams of a common man and went.