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Hill, Ralph Nading, 1917-1987



  • Existence: 1917 - 1988

Ralph Nading Hill (September 19, 1917 – December 10, 1987) was a Vermont writer and preservationist whose books include "The Winooski, Heartway of Vermont" (1949), which viewed Vermont through the lens of the river known to the Algonquians as The Onion River, and "Sidewheeler Saga," a book about the steamboat Ticonderoga. Hill worked on the boat, which traveled between Vermont and New York across Lake Champlain, for three years. Hill later became well known in Vermont for preserving the Ticonderoga, at first trying to keep the boat running as an excursion steamer, and then persuading Electra Havemeyer Webb to buy the ship for her Shelburne Museum. The ship was transported overland to the museum in 1955.

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Ralph Hill papers

Identifier: MS-604
Overview Ralph N. Hill (1917-1987), writer. The collection contains typescripts and related materials for three of his books including "College on the Hill: A Dartmouth Chronicle."