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A Waukesha editor recalls the underground railroad

Reminiscences of the Busy Life of Chauncey C. Olin


Olin was the proprietor of the Waukesha Freeman, one of the state's most radical abolitionist newspapers, before the Civil War. In this memoir he recalls the anti-slavery activities in Waukesha and Milwaukee, the founding of the Wisconsin underground railroad network, the escapes of Caroline Quarlls and Joshua Glover, and the speaking tour of anti-slavery activist Lewis Washington. This book contains one of the only known photographs of Quarlls, following page XXII.

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Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Abolition and Other Reforms
The Civil War Home Front
Creator: Olin, Chauncey C., b. 1817.
Pub Data: Pages i-lxxv in: A Complete Record of the John Olin Family ... (Indianapolis: Baker-Randolph Co., 1893). WHS Library CS71 O46 1893
Citation: Olin, Chauncey C. )."Reminiscences of the busy life of Chauncey C. Olin" pp. i-lxxv in: A Complete Record of the John Olin Family ... (Indianapolis: Baker-Randolph Co., 1893). Online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1557 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1557; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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