In 1897, a woman named Cassie Chadwick walked in the home of home of Andrew Carnegie. 30 minutes later, she had a promissory note for 2 million dollars with the signature of Carnegie. She also said that she was set to inherit his $400 million when Carnegie died. For you see, Cassie Chadwick was Andrew Carnegie’s illegitimate daughter! Well, that’s what she said.
Show notes and links:
- Cassie L. Chadwick (womeninhistoryohio.com).
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- The High Priestess of Fraudulent Finance | History | Smithsonian (smithsonianmag.com).
- The Five Colleges of Ohio Digital Exhibitions | The Strange Case of Mrs. Chadwick (ohio5.org).
- Women Swindlers in America 1860-1920: Kerry Segrave: 9780786430390: Amazon.com: Books (amazon.com).
- Amazon.com: Cleveland Curiosities (OH): Eliot Ness and His Blundering Raid, a Busker’s Promise, the Richest Heiress Who Never Lived and More eBook: Ted Schwarz: Kindle Store (amazon.com).