Submitted by scott on Sat, 05/28/2022 - 12:50

A Farm of 240 acres, never referred to as a plantation.  John Quarles had owned six slaves in 1840 and eleven in 1850, "many of them too old or too young to have been of much use on the farm."  One in particular, Uncle Dan’l, might have been an inspiration for Twain’s character Jim.

Searching for Jim

An archaeological dig at the Quarles farmstead

39° 31' 50" N , 91° 48' 38" W
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