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The Life of Andrew Carnegie

Summary: Provides biographical detail on the Life of Andrew Carnegie. Traces his life from his birth in Scotland and immigration to America to his first job tending thread bobbins. Details how he rose to become one of the wealthiest men in America.
One hundred and sixty-five years ago, a boy was born in the little village of Dumferline, Scotland. No one except God knew what was in store for the young Andrew Carnegie. His father was a weaver, and managed to keep his family as comfortable as was possible on his limited income. Several of Andrew's uncles had immigrated to America. This astounded him that anyone would want to leave Scotland! However, the invention of steam looms forced his family into poverty. The decision was made; they would go to America. When Andrew and his family arrived in New York after a lengthy voyage, they still had several stages of their journey left. There was the ferry to Albany, and then the float up the Erie Canal. Whenever the boatman called "LOW BRIDGE," there was a mad scramble to get below deck to avoid being "shaved" off!

Andrew's first job...

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