Late in their respective lives, Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick, first among equals and former partners in U.S. Steel and other ventures that characterized the American industrial revolution, exchanged their last pleasentries. Around 1900 they had their final falling out and Frick rarely held a grudge he did not like. Carnegie, then 83-years-old attempted to arrange a meeting with Frick and a courier hand-delivered a note to this effect. Frick opened the envelope and looked up at the messenger. "So Carnegie wants to meet me, does he?" Carnegie reasoned that he and Frick were growing old and that past grievances should be pushed aside. "Yes, you can tell Carnegie I'll meet him," Frick said, then wadded the letter and tossed it at the courier. "Tell him I'll see him in Hell, where we both are going."
The photograph of Andrew Carnegie at left is from the State Archives photo collection in the Arizona Memory Project.