James J.Hill and the Opening of the Northwest
By (author) Albro Martin
James J.Hill and the Opening of the Northwest by Albro Martin
Book DescriptionJames J. Hill (1838-1916), the Empire Builder, created a vast railroad network across the northwestern United States. In this splendid biography, Martin, the first researcher to have access to Hill's voluminous correspondence, richly portrays a man of many parts: an entrepreneur, a family man, a collector of notable French paintings, a promoter of scientific agriculture, and a booster for the Northwest.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780873512619
(230mm x 155mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1991
Country of Publication: United States
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The coming of the railroad to America in the 1830s was one of the most significant events in its history, transforming the social and economic face of the nation. This is a chronicle of the great railroad founders and builders, the most famous trains and the oldest and most celebrated stations.
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