(November 23, 1835 - August 11, 1919)Although Andrew Carnegie's family lacked material wealth, he grew up among an abundance of cultural and political enlightenment. Largely self-educated, Carnegie loved learning which was encouraged by his family. From modest beginnings as a factory worker and telegraph operator, he gradually built investments in railroad-related industries into a world-dominating empire based on steel. By the 1860's he was wealthy; by the 1870's, he built Carnegie Steel, a company he later sold for $480 million, which is comparable to $120 billion in the 21st century. In his later years, his focus turned to philanthropy. The many educational and cultural institutions which bear his name are a testament to his lifeline commitment to learning and culture.
|Placed By||Cultural Trail Indianapolis|
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|Date Added||Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 571946 N 4403325|
|Decimal Degrees||39.77683333, -86.15986667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 46.61', W 86° 9.592'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 46' 36.6" N, 86° 9' 35.52" W|
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