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Carnegie is named for industrial giant and millionaire Andrew Carnegie. He built the impressive public library here and donated money for various other causes. For a century Carnegie was a coal mining, steel mill and railroad center. It was also the home of Heidelberg Raceway (left), one of America's most famous stock car tracks. Carnegie became one of America's greatest ethnic towns, with large and vibrant populations of Polish, Hungarian, Russian, Ukrainian, and other eastern European nations. In addition to their food, dress, dance and food, these groups gave Carnegie one of the nation's finest collections of beautiful churches, such as the Russian Orthodox Cathedral (above). The 2004 flood badly damaged Carnegie's business district and it's still recovering, but it has reopened a few restaurants and added a few new ones.