Riding Freedom

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Charlotte is born

1849

Charlotte becomes an orphan

1851

Charlotte runs away from the orphanage.

1861

Charlotte's favorite horse, Freedom, dies,

1861

Charlotte's best friend, Hayward, is adopted and leaves the orphanage.

1861

Charlotte takes a stagecoach to get as far away from the orphange as possible.

1862

Meets Edeenezer and starts working for him

1862

Charlotte starts working as a wagon driver

1864

Charlotte goes to California.

1865

Charlotte goes blind in one eye after being kicked by a horse.

1866

She is told she will never be able to ride a horse along again.

Charlotte risks her life to keep her passangers safe.

1867

Charlotte buys a house

1867

Charlotte starts driving stage coaches again, despite being blind in one eye.

1867

Charlotte disguises herself as a boy so she can vote.

1868

Howard and Ebeneezer come to visit her in her new house.

1869

US History 1849-1869