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Hill descendants follow his path to Hill County


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A group of traveling historians rode through Havre Thursday, stopping briefly to see a statue of the man whose path they are following and reliving, James J. Hill.

The trip, sponsored by the James J. Hill Reference Library in St. Paul, Minn., is a seven-day outing attempting to, as the old railroad slogan goes, "See America First."

"One of the best ways to bring back the legacy of one of the best American businessmen is to live it," said Sam Richter, president of the library.

Followed by a TV crew from ABC 5 in St. Paul, the group of 24, many Hill's direct descendants, is traveling from St....

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