Anacortes in Skagit County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
A real man of steel
Born 1835 in Scotland
came to USA 1848.
Was a bobbin-boy, clerk
telegraph & newspaper guy,
built bridges, made iron,
near monopolized steel.
Wrote books & became a philanthropist.
He helped build 3000 librarys [sic]
world-wide, including ours.
Anacortes paid half & opened
these doors, 1910.
Carnegie d. [died] 1919.
Erected 2010 by Bill Mitchell and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 48° 30.945′ N, 122° 37.062′ W. Marker is in Anacortes, Washington, in Skagit County. Marker is on 8th Street near M Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Mural is at the entrance to the Anacortes Museum of History (former Carnegie Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1305 8th Street, Anacortes WA 98221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mrs. Luella Howard (here, next to this marker); Miss Carrie M. White (a few steps from this marker); War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Causland Park (about 500 feet away); Causland Memorial Park (about 500 feet away); "Anne Curtis Bowman" (approx. ¼ mile away); Charles Pinson, USN (approx. ¼ mile away); Paul & Nicolo Luvera (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anacortes.
Regarding Andrew Carnegie. The text is written as shading along seams.
Also see . . . Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries. (Submitted on June 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.