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CNHS - James Jerome Hill - Rockwood, Ontario, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
N 43° 36.969 W 080° 08.730
17T E 568949 N 4829595
Quick Description: Located at the corner of Guelph Street and Inkerman Street in Rockwood, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 10/27/2008 9:51:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM51RA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JDandDD
Views: 17

Long Description:
James Jerome Hill
1838 - 1916

Born near Rockwood, Upper Canada, Hill moved to Minnesota in 1856 settling at St. Paul. Having organized the Red River Transportation Company which provided effective transportation between St. Paul and Winnipeg, he had begun, by 1878, to build his vast railway empire. A member of the Board of the CPR (1880-3) he subsequently became its greatest competitor and by 1889 had organized the Great Northern System. As President of that System (1893-9) and Chairman of the Board (1907-12) he built numerous feeder lines reaching to the Canadian border.
Classification: National Historic Person

Province or Territory: Ontario

Location - City name/Town name: Rockwood, Ontario

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: Not listed

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