Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Statue of James J. Hill, Havre, Montana

Statue of James J. Hill in Havre, Montana in February 2000

In front of the depot on the street side is a statue of James J. Hill.  Hill formed the Great Northern Railroad in 1889 from the bankrupt St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, and extended it to Seattle by 1893.  The commercial possibilities realized in the northern United States due to Hill's Great Northern Railway earned him the nickname of "The Empire Builder."

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