| Some of the Gilded Age's biggest
stars got their start in Pennsylvania, such as Andrew
Carnegie, Charles Schwab and John D. Rockefeller. Andrew
Carnegie, a Scottish immigrant, started his career as a
telegrapher for the Pennsylvania Railroad and advanced into
management. His success in the steel industry continued
to rise until he became the name we associate with the rise
of big business in the United States. Charles Schwab, Andrew
Carnegie's manager and owner of Bethlehem Steel, was a native
of Williamsburg Pennsylvania and attended St. Francis College.
Oil joined steel as one of Pennsylvania's biggest businesses
when it was discovered near Titusville in 1859. John. D
Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company was foremost in the marketing
and refining of Pennsylvania's oil.
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