Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Hill, James J.
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 30 Nov 1899, p. 3, column 4

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Mr. James J. Hill, one of the old boys whom Rockwood turned loose on this cold world a good many years ago, and who has long been known as one of the continent's greatest railway magnates, is still meditating new and vast enterprises. The Minneapolis World outlines what it says is his great scheme, now approaching realization, for a world-belting transportation line, rivalling the Canadian Pacific. The links in it are:- Liverpool to New York, 3,053 miles, North Atlantic Steamship Company's present system; New York to Chicago, 1,000 miles, Baltimore & Ohio, in which Mr. Hill is interested already; Chicago to Minneapolis, 450 miles, Wisconsin Central, which he is credited with the intention of buying; Minneapolis to Seattle, 1,812 miles, Great Northern Pacific Steamship Company, for which a fleet of 12,000 ton ships is to be built. The whole line would then be 12,500 miles long, or half-way around the earth, and it would take thirty-one days to journey by it from Liverpool to Hong Kong.

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Hill, James J.