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Meet Amazing Americans Industrialists & Entrepreneurs Andrew Carnegie
Boy sweeper working in a cotton mill in Evansville, Indiana
Andrew Carnegie got his first job working in a textile mill like this one

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Andrew Carnegie Grows Up Working
Although Andrew Carnegie became a millionaire, he did not start life as one. He was born in 1835 into a working-class family in Dunfermline, Scotland. In 1848 his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When Carnegie was 13 he got his first job in a textile mill earning $1.20 a week. How old were you when you got your first job? He then took a job in a factory tending the steam engine. Can you guess how much he was paid for that job?
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