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James J. Hill: Railroad Baron: Newspapers

Newspaper Collections

Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings Relating to James J. Hill.
MNHS call number: FOLIO HE2754.H5 S43

Suggested Newspapers & Dates

Useful dates to search for James J. Hill:

  • Panic of 1873: a number of railroads, including the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (StP&P), went bankrupt
  • 1878: Hill joined with several partners to buy out the failing St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
  • 1891: James J. Hill House completed
  • May 29, 1916: Hill died in his home in St. Paul

Useful newspapers to search:

  • Minneapolis Tribune
  • Minneapolis Journal
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
  • St. Paul Daily Globe
  • St. Paul Dispatch


Newsboy distributing January 1937 Minneapolis Journal.

The Minnesota Historical Society holds the world's largest collection of Minnesota newspapers, with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.

Past issues of most newspaper titles are available on microfilm in the MNHS library, but there is also digital access to select newspapers

Use the links to the left to search for newspapers available at MNHS and to search within digitized newspaper collections.   

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