Mr Carnegie and his legacy

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    Behold the Carnegie Free Library in Coedpoeth near Wrexham. Made possible through the philanthropy of a rich American and still in use today.

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    This fine building once served as Wrexham Library but is now used as an information centre. Its a lot grander than the Coedy building as befits an important regional centre like Wrexham.


    Mr Carnegie strikes me as an educated and civilised gentleman who left a lasting legacy for all of us. Did he do much in the US ?
     
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    Carnegie’s philanthropy is well known and is what most people know about his legacy.

    He created the steel industry in this country and built railroads and skyscrapers

    However, his alliance with Henry Fisk and brutal dealings with labor stained his legacy
     
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    The young whippersnappers do not know anything about Mr. Carnegie, but he built many free libraries in the United States.

    Before the radio and then TV and the Internet, a library was truly a wondrous place for the intellectually curious.
    Thanks to Mr. Carnegie, the poorest person could spend hours in a nice quiet environment reading newspapers and books.
     
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    Where the hell is Wrexham?
     

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