City: Waukesha

Image description: A black-and-white headshot of Caroline Quarlls.

Caroline Quarlls

At age 16, Caroline Quarlls was the first known person to escape slavery through Wisconsin’s Underground Railroad network.
A headshot of Miriam Ben Shalom in her drill sergeant uniform.

Miriam Ben Shalom

Miriam Ben Shalom was a drill sergeant in the U.S. Army before being discharged for her sexual orientation; she was later the first LGBT serviceperson ever reinstated.