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Meet Amazing Americans Industrialists & Entrepreneurs Andrew Carnegie
Telegraph messenger boys in Indianapolis
Carnegie worked as a telegraph messenger boy, riding his bike to deliver messages before people had telephones

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Andrew Carnegie Grows Up Working
Carnegie earned $2 a week tending a steam engine. The next year, Carnegie worked as a messenger boy in a telegraph office for $2.50 per week. Because of his quickness and hard work, he was soon promoted to telegraph operator and was paid $5 a week. Slowly but surely, Carnegie was working his way up. In 1853, he went to work for the Pennsylvania Railroad for $35 per month as the personal telegrapher and assistant to Thomas Scott, a superintendent. Under Scott, Carnegie learned all about the railroad industry and later became a superintendent himself. Scott also taught Andrew about investing in the stock market. What do you know about the stock market?
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