Minnesota Historical Society

James J. Hill: Empire Builder DVD

$ 10.95

Blending historic photographs, filmed footage, and interviews with historians, curators and Hill family members, James J. Hill, Empire Builder offers a glimpse into the life, career, and legacy of one of America's monumental business figures.

James J. Hill was one of the titanic figures of America's turbulent Gilded Age - a man whose railroad empire transformed the Northwest and became the backbone for American settlement, agricultural development and commercial expansion. James J. Hille, Empire Builder tells the story of the young Canadian who arrived in St. Paul in 1856 and went on to build the Great Northern Railway, one of the most successful transportation networks in railroad history. 30 minutes.

Also included is the 10 minute version of James J. Hill, Empire Builder used on tours at the James J. Hill House in St. Paul, Minnesota, plus additional excerpts from the interviews, offering further perspectives into James J. Hill's life and times.

Funding provided by: The Richard and Shirley DeLeo Fund for Historic Sites, Janet L. Erickson Hill House Fund, The Bean Family Fund for Business History, and Friends of the James J. Hill House


  • Format: DVD
  • Publisher: A co-production of the Minnesota Historical Society and TPT Television

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