"The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace." Dundee Off The Beaten Path Tip by margaretvn

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  The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace.
by margaretvn
 
  • The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace. - Dundee
      The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace.
    by margaretvn
  • The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace. - Dundee
      The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace.
    by margaretvn
 

The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum.
The millionaire benefactor Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline in 1835.
In this cottage in the shadow of Dunfermline Abbey and close to the lovely Pittencrieff Park is this small but wonderfully interesting museum which tells the rags-to-riches story of the cities famous son.
The family were weavers and immigrated to the States.
The musuem shows how Andrew worked his way up in life. From bobbin boy, telegragh operator and railroad developer to Steel King of America. the empire he forged in the steel furnaces of Pittsburgh was sold in 1901 for $400 million and he retired the richest man in the world.

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  • Updated Aug 26, 2007
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