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Carnegie Libraries: The Future Made Bright

tells the story of how Andrew Carnegie donated over $40 million from his fortune made in the railroad and steel industries to build more than 1,600 libraries across America. Photos, maps, tables, and drawings of "Carnegie libraries" help tell the story. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Harper's Weekly, March 30, 1901.

A solid temple of fame

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