Robert T. Hill
Robert T. Hill
Robert Thomas Hill was a significant figure in the development of American geology during the late nineteenth century and in the early part of the twentieth century. As a pioneer Texas geologist, Hill discovered and named the Comanche Series of the Lower Cretaceous, and was a lifelong student of the structure and stratigraphy of the Cretaceous deposits of Central Texas and neighboring regions. Robert Thomas Hill was born on 11 August 1858 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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WHERE WE LIVE - Buffalo News
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Robert Hill is the builder. The Common Council is scheduled to vote on the appointment of a new human resources commissioner Tuesday afternoon. Lawmakers questioned Patricia P. Folts, of East Amherst, during a hearing on her appointment held Thursday
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Naval Submarine School graduates three classes - TheDay.com
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... Seaman Apprentice Dominic Sanchez, Seaman Apprentice Jason Cruz, Seaman Broc Andrews, Seaman David Lammie, Seaman Recruit Robert Hill, Seaman Gabriel Sanchez, Seaman Recruit Ry Fink and Seaman Christopher Reisch were graduates with distinction
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Tacoma council hopeful Robert Hill is in jail after alleged threat to judge - TheNewsTribune.com
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Tacoma City Council candidate Robert Jesse Hill was being held in the Pierce County Jail Thursday for allegedly intimidating a judge who last week increased Hill's bail on a separate case. Tacoma City Council candidate Robert Jesse Hill was being held
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Tacoma council candidate Robert Hill faces mental health evaluation, felony charge - Bellingham Herald
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Robert Jesse Hill, a candidate for Tacoma City Council Position 3, is being held today at the Pierce County Jail on the felony charge of intimidating a judge who last week increased Hill's bail on a separate case. Hill is being held without bail while
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Robert 'The Traveller' Hill, Tacoma's Latest Political Prisoner, Campaigns ... - Seattle Weekly (blog)
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"So, that's the public schedule of candidate Robert Hill for Thursday." Unfortunately, the day didn't go as planned: "At half past 10, when two deputies handcuffed Hill and led him from a city courtroom bound for the county jail, the candidate's
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Tacoma council candidate Hill a busy man with a long rap sheet - TheNewsTribune.com
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Thursday was supposed to be a busy day for Tacoma City Council candidate Robert Hill. At 10 am, he was set to be arraigned on assault and weapon charges in Tacoma Municipal Court. At 1 pm, he planned to swing by a League of Women Voters meeting,
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Hill key to Stingrays' upset win - Sydney Morning Herald
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IT WAS the relatively unheralded Robert Hill who provided the match-winning play in the Dandenong Stingrays' upset three-point win over the Calder Cannons in a qualifying final at Visy Park yesterday. Hill, who flies under the radar with AFL recruiters
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Locals call on Liberals to honour election commitment to protect Penrith bushland - StreetCorner
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The Regional Park is not Lend Leases to offset it was promised to be retained in public ownership in 2001 by Robert Hill and Jackie Kelly as they were obligated under the AHC Act to protect the entire 828 hectares of the site listed in the Register of
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Charlene Bernice Daniel Hill - LubbockOnline.com
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She is survived by son, Charles Hill and wife Linda of Monahans, Texas; three grandsons Mike Hill and wife Morgan of Tulsa Okla., Robert Hill, Burnett, Texas and Lance Hill and wife Karen of Roanoke, Texas; four granddaughters, Laurie Moorhead and
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LRPD Investigating the City's Latest Homicide - KATV
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35 year old Robert Hill was shot once near the Thrasher Boys and Girls Club at West 33rd and State. He died at the scene. Police say, a 33 year old woman had been punched in the face. Hill came up to help her and find out who hit her
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Heat an added hardship for those struggling to pay bills - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
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MELISSA CHERRY mcherry@heraldonline.com - The temperature inside Robert Hill's house reads 96 degrees early in the afternoon on Thursday. But if you are Robert Hill, and the power is already cut off, there is no short-term bridge
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Pot phone campaign upsets Initiative 1 petitioners - TheNewsTribune.com
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“Our way of doing business with the City Council is not to bombard them with phone calls from all around the state, which is what Robert Hill is doing,” organizer Sherry Bockwinkel said. The committee is complaining about Hill's shadow campaign
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Korean War vets gathered to remember - Daily Republic
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Robert Hill, former commander of the Brookings chapter of the Disabled American Veterans, holds a Korean War-era rifle Saturday. Hill brought his collection of Korean War memorabilia to the Mitchell VFW Post as part of a Korean War veterans' gathering
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When casting ballots, ignorance is dangerous - TheNewsTribune.com
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Consider the unfortunate fact that Will Baker and Robert Hill are the sole challengers of, respectively, Ryan Mello and Lauren Walker, sitting members of the Tacoma City Council. Baker and Hill both have criminal records. Hill stalks women, has grave
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Drs. Hill and Watson Join Borgess Health Administration - MD News (press release)
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Drs. Robert Hill and Stacey Watson have joined Borgess Health Administration as key physician leaders. Effective August 1, Dr. Hill is the Borgess Health Vice President of Medical Affairs and Dr. Watson is the Borgess Health Vice President of Clinical
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1941
    Age 82
    Died on July 20, 1941.
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  • 1921
    Age 62
    In 1921, Hill provided expert testimony in the boundary dispute case between Oklahoma and Texas.
    More Details Hide Details The decision rendered by the Supreme Court on January 15, 1923, found in favor of Texas and returned to Texas of Red River Valley land that was known to contain significant oil deposits.
  • FORTIES
  • 1902
    Age 43
    Near the turn of the century Hill conducted studies in the West Indies and the Isthmus of Panama, areas he considered fundamental to understanding the geological evolution of North America. In 1902, following the eruption of Mont Pelée, Hill joined the relief expedition to Martinique that sailed on U.S.S. Dixie.
    More Details Hide Details He mapped the destruction area and wrote the first account of the devastating effects of dense, fast-moving clouds of hot gas and rock known as pyroclastic flows or nuée ardente, previously unknown to vulcanologists.
  • 1899
    Age 40
    In October 1899, Hill led a six-man expedition to explore and document the canyons of the Rio Grande.
    More Details Hide Details Traveling in three boats, the expedition took nearly an entire month to travel from Presidio to Langtry, Texas. Hill packed photography equipment into the boats, and took a series of photographs, both during and after his river voyage. Two years later, Hill published an article describing his voyage, and describing the Big Bend region in the colorful language of the period.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1890
    Age 31
    However, it was not to last as Hill returned to Washington and the United States Geological Survey and began an appointment with the Artesian and Underflow Investigation in 1890.
    More Details Hide Details Hill’s many contributions include the discovery of the western belt of fracture now known as the Texas Lineament, the delineation and naming of the Balcones Fault zone that forms the Balcones Escarpment, and the mapping and naming of many of the physiographic provinces of Texas. His stratigraphic studies and investigations of underground and artesian waters led to improvements of vast areas of farm and ranch land and served as the foundation for future petroleum exploration.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1888
    Age 29
    In 1888, Hill was invited to fill a newly formed chair of geology at the University of Texas at Austin.
    More Details Hide Details Here he would have the opportunity to teach the first courses in geology ever offered in the state of Texas and build a geology department in a new but already prestigious university.
  • 1887
    Age 28
    Also in 1887, Hill managed to publish a number of important papers in The American Journal of Science on his findings with regard to the Cretaceous of Texas.
    More Details Hide Details Publication of The topography and geology of the Cross Timbers and surrounding regions in Northern Texas, established Hill as the first to recognize the twofold subdivision of the Cretaceous System. The names that he introduced – the Comanche Series applied to the Lower Cretaceous (named after his adopted home town of Comanche, Texas) and the Gulf Series applied to the Upper Cretaceous – remain the standard for stratigraphic nomenclature in the western Gulf Coast region. Throughout the rest of Hill’s professional career he would continue to publish numerous articles focused on various aspects of the Cretaceous Period.
    In 1887, Hill published a 95-page report titled The Present Condition of Knowledge of the Geology of Texas.
    More Details Hide Details Although this report was primarily prepared as an undergraduate thesis at Cornell University, it was also published as a Bulletin of the United States Geological Survey.
  • 1885
    Age 26
    Powell hired Hill in 1885 to work at the National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. After a year of being assigned menial tasks such as the preparation of the Survey’s fossil collections, Hill was assigned to a three-month field season in his beloved Texas, a period that would provide an opportunity to revisit the Cretaceous deposits of west-central Texas.
    More Details Hide Details He traversed portions of the state underlain by Cretaceous deposits accompanied by William Fletcher Cummins of Dallas, another geologist that would prove to be an influential figure in early Texas geology.
  • 1882
    Age 23
    From 1882 through 1885 he worked his way through Cornell University, where he received a B.S. degree in geology in 1887.
    More Details Hide Details The 1880s were a good time for graduating geologists in the United States. There was a great deal of interest in the American West and there was a need for trained geologists. The United States Geological Survey was founded in 1878 and John Wesley Powell had become director in 1881.
    In February 1882, Hill left Comanche for Ithaca, New York, to study geology at Cornell.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1877
    Age 18
    In 1877, at the age of 19, Hill accepted an offer to work as a cowboy driving a large herd of cattle from Uvalde, Texas, to Dodge City, Kansas.
    More Details Hide Details The cattle drive took many months, during which time he learned to live outdoors for extended periods and developed frontier skills that would prove valuable in later years as he worked as a field geologist. Returning to work again at The Comanche Chief newspaper, Hill began to spend idle time exploring the local terrain. His interest in geology grew as he took special interest in the many flat-topped mesas and buttes in the region. One butte in particular, named Round Mountain, was located only to the northwest of Comanche and he often climbed to the top to enjoy the view. Although he had little knowledge of geology at this point, he found the fossils along its rocky slopes to be fascinating and he began to collect specimens. Hill’s collection of fossils grew and soon cluttered the windowsills and filled the corners of the newspaper office.
  • 1876
    Age 17
    During the summer of 1876, Hill joined a survey crew headed to the rolling plains between the eastern edge of the Llano Estacado and Fort Griffin, Texas.
    More Details Hide Details The work, although somewhat tedious at times, provided an opportunity for Hill to explore the “redbed country” of west-central Texas. This land of reddish brown sediments and rock has been carved by years of erosion leaving behind scenic mesas and buttes that preserve clues to the regions geologic past.
  • 1874
    Age 15
    In 1874, at the age of 16, Hill boarded a train and traveled to where the tracks ended in east Waco, Texas.
    More Details Hide Details From there he found his way to the frontier town of Comanche, Texas, located to the west of Waco where he joined his brother, Joe, the editor of The Comanche Chief newspaper. Robert worked as a printer for the newspaper and performed various other duties including writing, bookbinding, and eventually became co-editor of the paper.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1858
    Born
    Robert T. Hill was born on 11 August 1858 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    More Details Hide Details He was orphaned at the age of five during the American Civil War and then raised in the home of his grandmother.
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