James J. Hill arrives in Forest Grove

Title

James J. Hill arrives in Forest Grove

Description

Picture of James J. Hill, stepping down from his private railroad car in Forest Grove. There are a number of people there to meet him. J. J. Hill was known as “the Empire Builder” as he built the Great Northern Railroad with his own money. Hill created the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railroad which brought the Oregon Electric Railroad to Forest Grove. The engine house can be seen in the background.
[front] J. J. Hill At Forest Grove Ore [back] [hand written note] See story about Hill’s visit to Forest Grove May 4, 1910, see Oregon Electric book

Date Created

5/4/1910

Medium

photographic postcards

Language

English

Identifier

FHFG_pic0099

Rights

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