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Anacortes in Skagit County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Andrew Carnegie

 
 
Andrew Carnegie Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 23, 2014
1. Andrew Carnegie Mural
Inscription.

The late, great, rich & powerful
Andrew Carnegie:
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Mural is at the entrance to the Anacortes Museum of History (former Carnegie Library). Marker is at or near this postal address: 1305 8th Street, Anacortes WA 98221, United States of America.
 
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
Andrew Carnegie Mural Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 23, 2014
2. Andrew Carnegie Mural Detail
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(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. 0.2 miles away); Charles Pinson, USN (approx. mile away); Paul & Nicolo Luvera (approx. 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 . . .
1. Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries. (Submitted on June 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Carnegie Libraries: The Future Made Bright. (Submitted on June 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Anacortes WA Mural Project. (Submitted on June 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Anacortes WA Mural Project Tour Map. (Submitted on June 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Andrew Carnegie Mural Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 23, 2014
3. Andrew Carnegie Mural Detail
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Anacortes Carnegie Library Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 23, 2014
4. Anacortes Carnegie Library Cornerstone
Andrew Carnegie Mural and Former Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 23, 2014
5. Andrew Carnegie Mural and Former Carnegie Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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