Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. George J. Grant was the contractor for the foundation of the Capitol in 1896. He is also listed in Dale and Bumgardner's payroll as having supplied 2 teams for the grading of the grounds in 1905. Grant was born in Canada in 1841 and he and his wife, Theresa, moved to Minnesota in 1881. They raised a family here as George kept his successful contracting business going. George died in 1924, and the firm was taken over by his descendants who eventually sold it, however it still exists today.