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   Henry Clay Frick and the Carnegie Steel Company

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Henry Clay Frick, a grandson of whisky distiller Abraham Overholt, of his early years, training and first job at the Overholt distillery

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... a venture where others had failed. Frick’s cousin, Abraham Overholt Tinstman, together with his business associate, Joseph Rist, had bought 600 acres of coal land in the Connellsville area in 1859 and started to make coke . It was a pioneering venture  ...

 

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