A passion for libraries

Andrew Carnegie funded construction of 2,500 libraries in the United States, Britain and Ireland

Andrew Carnegie was a small man who wore stovepipe hats and elevating shoes to seem taller. Some made light of that, but not for long.

Carnegie became a big man in the American Industrial Revolution, building steel mills in Pittsburgh. He rolled out train tracks and girders for bridges and buildings and plate armor and barrel steel for battleships.

The little man born of impoverished parents in a Scottish knitting town was America’s first titan of industry. By age 26, he was wildly rich and on his way to amassing a fortune that today would be tens of billions.

Full article at CantonRep.com