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Stop on the Underground Railroad

 
 
Stop on the Underground Railroad Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul F, July 12, 2010
1. Stop on the Underground Railroad Marker
Inscription. Across Fond du Lac Avenue from this point was the Samuel Brown farm, part of the local Underground Railroad, a network of hiding places for escaping slaves. In July 1842, 16-year-old Caroline Quarlles, a runaway slave from St. Louis, was hidden on the Brown farm to avoid pursuing slave catchers. Milwaukee abolitionists then took her to Prairieville (now Waukesha) and from there she went to freedom in Ontario, Canada.

[ A Twin marker is located on the reverse side of this marker. ]
 
Erected 1995 by Milwaukee County Transit System Milwaukee County Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 3.373′ N, 87° 56.009′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of Fond du Lac Avenue and North 17th Street (Wisconsin Route 57), on the right when traveling south on Fond du Lac Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pabst Brewery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Golda Meir 1898 - 1978 (approx. one mile away); Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Complex
Stop on the Underground Railroad Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul F, July 12, 2010
2. Stop on the Underground Railroad Marker
North side of two sided marker
(approx. one mile away); At the State Fair on these Grounds (approx. 1.1 miles away); Haymarket Square History (approx. 1.1 miles away); MacArthur Square (approx. 1.2 miles away); Captain Frederick Pabst (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Marker for Lyman Goodnow, first conductor of Wisconsin's underground railroad.
 
Also see . . .  The Underground Railroad in Wisconsin. The earliest escape of which we have record is that of 16-year-old Caroline Quarlls, who arrived in Milwaukee in early August 1842 and was secretly helped by Wisconsin abolitionists around Chicago, through Indiana, across Michigan and into Canada. (Submitted on July 16, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
Stop on the Underground Railroad Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul F, July 12, 2010
3. Stop on the Underground Railroad Marker
View across Fond du Lac Avenue in general direction of Brown farm.
 
 
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