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James J. Hill: young empire builder

Mildred Houghton Comfort

James J. Hill: young empire builder

by Mildred Houghton Comfort

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Published by Bobbs-Merrill in Indianapolis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916.

  • About the Edition

    A biography of James J. Hill concentrating on his boyhood years when thrift and hard work laid the foundations for his future reputation as empire builder and wealthy railroad tycoon.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Mildred Comfort. Illustrated by William K. Plummer.
    SeriesChildhood of famous Americans, Childhood of famous Americans series.
    ContributionsPlummer, William K., illus.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHE2754.H5 C65
    The Physical Object
    Pagination200 p.
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5629592M
    LC Control Number68055147

    "You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do” means that a reputation is build on achievement, not on potential achievement. James J. Hill (), the chief executive officer of the Great Northern Railway and known in Canada as “The Empire Builder,” was credited by for saying, “You cannot build a reputation on the things you are going to do.”.   James J. Hill House: Very interesting! - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Saint Paul, MN, at Tripadvisor.4/5().

      James J. Hill House: Unhappy experience - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Saint Paul, MN, at Tripadvisor.1/5().   James J. Hill (), 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 Brand: Minnesota Historical Society Press.

    THE DUTIFUL SON - LOUIS W. HILL Life in the Shadow of the Empire Builder James J. Hill by Biloine W. Young with Eileen R. McCormack Ramsey County Historical Society Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, ISBN WINOLD REISS - AN ILLUSTRATED CHECKLIST OF HIS PORTRAITS National Portrait Gallery by Jeffrey C. Stewart Smithsonian. The decade's great achievement, of course, was UP's and CP's accomplishment at Promontory Summit, Utah on Two major players in the American West, Jay Cooke and James J. Hill (the "Empire Builder"), strongly considered pushing new routes across the northern border. In addition to their efforts, other Americans were involved with.


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James J. Hill: young empire builder by Mildred Houghton Comfort Download PDF EPUB FB2

Because of the size of this region and the economic dominance exerted by the Hill lines, Hill became known during his lifetime as "The Empire Builder".

more [close] James Jerome Hill (Septem – ), was a Canadian-American railroad executive. 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 James J. Hill: young empire builder book common man and went on to become ‘The Empire Builder.’ It was his relentless hard work and business prowess that led to further railroad development in Northwest America.

James J. Hill was a railroad tycoon whose nickname was "The Empire Builder." He used his wealth and influence to expand railroads in North America.

Empire Builder: James J. Hill In the history of the great railroads of the United States and, in fact, in the story of the leading industries of America with a few exceptions, such as Ford and Edison, perhaps no name has been featured as prominently by a railroad, business, or industry as the name of James J.

Hill by the Great Northern Railway. For parts I, II, and III, see James J. Hill, Entrepreneur, James J. Hill, Empire Builder, and James J. Hill, Conservationist. Inat the age of 74, James J. Hill retired as chairman of the board of the Great Northern Railway.

“Most men who have really lived have had, in some shape, their great adventure,” he wrote in a letter to his friends and employees. Albro Martin's James J. Hill and the Opening of the Northwest is an excellent biography of Hill, as is Michael P.

Malone's James J. Hill: Empire Builder of the Northwest (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, ). Hill also wrote an autobiography, Highways of Progress (New York: Doubleday, ). Malone, James J. Hill, 6. Ibid., 7. James J. Hill: young empire builder by Mildred Houghton Comfort (Book) Hill country: the story of J.J.

Hill and the awakening West by Ramsey Benson (Book). James J. Hill, nicknamed the Empire Builder, embodied the archetypal American story of success, rising from poor dock clerk to multimillionaire railroad magnate. In time, Hill had gained control of the Great Northern, Northern Pacific, and the Burlington railroads.

Notes. Ayn Rand, “America’s Persecuted Minority: Big Business,” in Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (New York: Signet, ), pp. 44–; A good source of information on Hill is Albro Martin, James J.

Hill and the Opening of the Northwest (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, ). See, for example, Michael P.

Malone, Empire Builder of the Northwest, The. Life Family Roots. The third of James J. Hill and Mary Mehegan Hill’s ten children, Louis Warren Hill was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in He, along with his older brother James, was schooled at home before attending Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and Born:Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Dubin Kalmbach. James J. Hill in Born in in what was then called Upper Canada about 50 miles from Toronto, James Hill (he himself added the middle name, Jerome) “took a notion to go” to St.

Paul in Though his schooling had ended at age 14 when his father died, he quickly advanced in the shipping business as a clerk, bookkeeper, and manager. The truth will be told when ambition and boldness lead Ryka to a showdown with the feared Empire Builder of the Great Northern Railway—James J.

Hill. THE RAIL QUEEN weaves through the awakening of the American railroad as it knits together the strands of empire from Atlantic to Pacific—even as every mile of new track speeds the vanishing of 5/5(7).

A great-grandfather, James J. Hill, known in the press as “the Empire Builder,” founded the Great Northern Railway — running from St. Paul to. Image James J. Hill, known as the Empire Builder, was president of the Great Northern Railway.

He often personally supervised the construction of tracks. InHill (with straw hat and beard) posed on the engine of the train that he rode to oversee construction of tracks in Montana in The engine was known by the name William Crooks.

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Hill. As the Empire Builder, the nickname of the founder of the Great Northern Railway, James J. Hill, proceeds through the night, it stops every hour or so.

Hill was 77 when he died onleaving a legacy of achievement surpassed only by a handful of the many great entrepreneurs in American history. He defied the now-infamous epithet, “You didn’t build that.” James J.

Hill was a “1 percenter” of his day who improved the lives of others not by giving speeches but by creating wealth. Railroad tycoons were the early industrial pioneers amassing or overseeing construction of many large railroads through the early 20th century.

These men, names like James Hill, Jay and George Gould, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Edward Harriman, and Collis P. Huntington are largely responsible for building much of the country's network. James J. Hill, the Empire Builder, () was a Canadian-American railroad executive with the Great Northern Railway, responsible for building railways across the northern US.

Part visionary, part robber baron, part buccaneer, Stewart Holbrook brings /5(7). The president of the Hill Farm Historical Society, Paul Dickson, shared the following insights about his recent reading history, and he .James J. Hill was linked to Lake Minnetonka and the Westonka Area of Minnesota in many ways.

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