and the underground
Caroline Quarlls was born in Missouri in 1826. She and her mother were slaves. Caroline’s
father was robert Pryor Quarlls. He was a slave owner . In his will it said that Caroline would be
given to his own sister, Mrs. Charles Hall .
When she was 16 her mother and sister
died, but she also had a grandmother ,
whom she lived with, and a stepfather .
Her stepfather was a free man. he worked
as a blacksmith and sometimes made silver
jewelry for Caroline.
One day mrs. hall, her owner, was very
angry. she took a scissors and cut Caroline’s
hair. Caroline couldn’t stop her because
she was a slave.
That was when she decided to run away.
Her Greatest Accomplishments
accomplishment was probably
making it to Canada. She was
one one of the first slaves to use
the underground railroad.
Caroline as an Inspiration
Caroline blazed a trail that many runaway slaves
would follow. She was one of the first slaves to use the
About the Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad really wasn’t underground.
It was a network of safe houses and hiding spots that
helped slaves on their way to Northern states or to
Canada, where slavery was illegal .
● Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson proved that
tomatoes are not poisonous on September 28th 1820.
● The first reported bank robbery in US. history
happened on March 19th 1831.
● Wisconsin became a state in 1848.
● Michigan became a state in 1837.
● In 1858, Minnesota became a state.
● In 1848, gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in
California which started the Gold Rush.