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Andrew Carnegie, foreground, began life as an almost destitute immigrant, and wound up as one of the earliest multimillionaires.  In essence he established the Bessemer steel making process in America.  He was a very short man, and if you ever get to New York you must visit what was his mansion, on Fifth Avenue (now a museum), and view the small, low doorways and other accommodations for one of little height.

Andrew Carnegie, foreground, began life as an almost destitute immigrant, and wound up as one of the earliest multimillionaires. In essence he established the Bessemer steel making process in America. He was a very short man, and if you ever get to New York you must visit what was his mansion, on Fifth Avenue (now a museum), and view the small, low doorways and other accommodations for one of little height.

Hank Williams, Jr. – We Don’t Apologize For America | Independent Film, News and Media

Hank Williams, Jr born Randall Hank Williams in Shreveport, LA

Sir Henry Bessemer is chiefly known in connection with the Bessemer process, the first process for manufacturing steel inexpensively

On January English engineer, inventor, and businessman Sir Henry Bessemer was born. Bessemer’s name is chiefly known in connection with the Bessemer process, the first process for manufacturing steel inexpensively

David Niven

David Niven, James David Graham Niven, was an English actor and novelist, popular both in Europe and the US.

Frank Jay Gould (1877–1956) was a philanthropist & the son of financier Jay Gould. In 1909, he founded the Virginia Railway and Power Company. The company would be renamed Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) in 1925. He moved to France & developed several casinos & hotels at the French Riviera. He made a great contribution in the development of multiple spa towns like Granville, Bagnoles-de-l'Orne and Juan-les-Pins. In 1926 he opened the famous Hotel "Le Provençal" in Juan-les-Pins.

FRANK JAY GOULD, an American millionaire, was a philanthropist and the son of the gilded age tycoon Jay Gould. He (Frank) was the owner of French Riviera casinos and hotels. In 1926 he opened the famous Hotel "Le Provençal" in Juan-les-Pins.

16 Apr 1922 --- Mrs. George Jay Gould walks with her children Easter Sunday on Fifth Avenu...

Photos reveal the pomp and circumstance of New York's Easter Parade

George Jay Gould walks with her children Easter Sunday on Fifth Avenu.

Workers from the Homestead Steel Works, near Pittsburgh, PA.  Many, if not all, were undoubtedly Slovak, Russian, Polish, Rusyn, or Ukrainian immigrants working in the steel mills.

When I was working one day some of the other workers start to make jokes. I later found out that the jokes were polish jokes. These jokes were insulting to me and my culture.

John Drew Jr., grandfather to John Barrymore, and one of the most heralded and respected Shakespearean actors of all time.

john drew jr - popular, successful and respected c. american actor, uncle to Lionel, Ethyl and John.

Wikipedia.org/ Sexton Blake--is a fictional detective who appeared in many British comic strips and novels throughout the 20th century. In 2003, in the BBC's The Radio Detectives, Professor Jeffrey Richards described him as "the poor man's Sherlock Holmes". Sexton Blake adventures appeared in a wide variety of British and international publications (in many languages) from 1893 to 1978, running to over 4,000 stories by some 200 different authors.

Sexton Blake is a fictional detective who was described as the 'poor man's Sherlock Holmes'.

Carnegie Steel Rolled Wheel Works, McKees Rocks, PA

Carnegie Steel Rolled Wheel Works, McKees Rocks, PA

DESIGN: Bryan Donkin and John Hall were two Englishmen who took  Durand’s patent and set up the first commercial canning factory in Bermondsey, England in 1812.  By 1813 their factory was supplying both the British navy and army with over 24,000 cans. The sailors were relieved to have canned vegetables thinking because they thought they still retained their nutrition.

Bryan Donkin was an engineer and industrialist. He invented the use of the tin can for preserving food.

U.S. Angel Island, San Francisco, 1910. In 1905, an Immigration Station on Angel Island was constructed in the area known as China Cove, located in California, and the station began operation in 1910. As the “Ellis Island of the West,” it was designed to handle the expected European immigrants arriving in California once the Panama Canal was opened. Instead, the majority of immigrants to America via the West Coast came from Asia.

Angel Island

Scholastic's American Immigration home page: Explore Ellis Island, meet young immigrants, read immigration date, explore the historical timeline.

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