- Monday, February 13, 2017
- Hope Schall
It was 1892. Pittsburgh began to produce the steel it would become famous for. Every mill in Pittsburgh was owned by one company—the Carnegie Steel Corporation, worth $25 million. Nowadays, Carnegie and Frick are lauded as “captains of industry” and given credit for building the city of Pittsburgh and making it prosperous. But the fact is that neither Carnegie nor Frick is responsible for the growth of Pittsburgh. They simply owned the steel mills and profited off of the labor of tens of thousands of workers.