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Canadian-American James J. Hill was the creator of the Great Northern Railroad. He was a man of high public duty that believed that the railroad needed the land to be prosperous to thrive. The Great Northern Railroad didn't receive any land grants such as the other railroads. Hill did well in his construction of the rail.

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Q: Who built the Great Northern Railroad?
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