Carnegie Public Library
One for the books
Andrew Carnegie, robber baron of the Industrial Age, gave more than 1,600 small towns the money for public libraries-with some strings attached. By 1912, the Union Women's Club had raised over $5,000 to qualify for Carnegie's matching funds. In 1997, volunteers succeeded in placing the library (and nearby buildings) on the National Register of Historic Places, among other "cultural resources worthy of preservation."