Stop on the Underground Railroad

 © Photographed August 16, 2015
Erected 1995 by Milwaukee County Transit System
and Milwaukee County Historical Society
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43° 3.373′ N, 87° 56.009′ W

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 [sic], 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.
The marker is located on northbound North 17th Street / Wisconsin Highway 57, just south of its intersection with West Fond du Lac Avenue / Wisconsin Highway 145, Mikwaukee, Wisconsin 53205.

The marker is very easy to locate and access.

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