Manufacturer: Unknown – Germany
User: Great Northern Railway
Pattern Name: Hill
Distributer: Burley & Company – Chicago
Date of celery dish: circa 1891-1907
Notes: From Wikipedia, "The Great Northern Railway … was an American Class I railroad. Running from Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington, it was the creation of 19th-century railroad entrepreneur James J. Hill and was developed from the Saint Paul & Pacific Railroad. The Great Northern's route was the northernmost transcontinental railroad route in the U.S.
"In 1970, the Great Northern Railway merged with three other railroads to form the Burlington Northern Railroad, which merged in 1996 with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway.
"The Great Northern was the only successfully built privately funded transcontinental railroad in U.S. history. No federal subsidies were used during its construction, unlike all other transcontinental railroads."
White body celery dish with the railroad's logo of the three interlocked letters "G,N,R" in an Old English script outlined in brown with a light orange fill at the top of the border.
Photos contributed by Kris Cox
ID contributed by Debbie Monroe