“If These Stones Could Talk…”

Susan WarrenIn October 2012, the city of Marshall, Michigan put on an historical performance at the city cemetery. In “If These Stones Could Talk…”, three pioneering women told their stories from the grave. One of these women, Susan Warren Hill, the wife of Samuel Worth Hill (as in “who the Sam Hill is he”), just happened to be the aunt of my great-great-grandmother. I wondered what she had to say after all these years. Jill Settineri, who played Susan Hill, said she “lucked out” in getting the role. “She’s got a little fire in her, a little spunk. She was up for adventure.” Great-aunt Susan’s husband, Sam Hill was a surveyor who developed Michigan’s copper industry, founded the Quincy Mine and the city of Hancock; and was well-known for his “vehemence of tongue.”

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