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A Cross-Country Mission To Track Down Carnegie Libraries

During the summer of 2013, I took my family on a long road trip west across Illinois, through Iowa and the plains of Nebraska, then high up into the Rocky Mountains. Along the way, we made a point to stop off in small Midwest towns. We were on a mission to find an endangered species in the world of the bibliophile — Carnegie libraries.

From 1883 to 1929, Andrew Carnegie, the controversial American businessman and philanthropist, funded the construction of 1,689 libraries in towns and cities across the United States. Carnegie’s legacy is checkered due to cutthroat labor practices as read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com





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