Pipe Organs of the Rich and Famous Andrew Carnegie: The Organ's Great Philanthropist
Smith, Rollin, The American Organist
THE CARNEGIE family emigrated from Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1848. Andrew was twelve years old and immediately went to work as a bobbin boy in a local textile factory, and then as a telegram boy. He rose to be in charge of a private telegraph service for the Pennsylvania Railroad and by the age of 24 was superintendent of all the railroad's operations in western Pennsylvania. He invested his savings in the growing railroad and telegraph companies and, as his fortune grew, focused on the steel industry. Carnegie bought up steel mills around Pittsburgh, the mines that provided the iron ore, and the railroads that transported the ore and the finished steel. By the age of 60, in the …
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Publication information: Article title: Pipe Organs of the Rich and Famous Andrew Carnegie: The Organ's Great Philanthropist. Contributors: Smith, Rollin - Author. Magazine title: The American Organist. Volume: 44. Issue: 3 Publication date: March 2010. Page number: 54+. © American Guild of Organists Mar 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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