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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
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