Below is a sampling of significant people from the countless early pioneers.
The career of James J. Hill embraced more than the building of a a vast railway system. Along the route of the Great Northern he diversified farming and new industry. He pioneered in conservation… so that the land should be developed but never despoiled. Thus, he became famous not only as a great railway builder, butt as the “Empire Builder.” Continuing the tradition of ever-progressive partnership with the Northwest, Great Northern’s finest train carried that same proud title
M.M. Hori, ca. 1930. The Horis were hotel and restaurant owners.
Austrian ski pro Toni Matt, principal, teacher and ski instructor Lloyd Muldown, and Big Mountain promoter Ed Schneck, ca 1970.