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How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy

How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy

NPR - Susan Stamberg

Andrew Carnegie was once the richest man in the world. Coming as a dirt poor kid from Scotland to the U.S., by the 1880s he'd built an empire in steel — and then gave it all away: $60 million to fund a system of 1,689 public libraries across the country. Carnegie donated $300,000 to build …

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