Who was Prince Wells, and how did he get the great William Donner so blinkin' high? William Henry Donner, founder of Donora, was an astute,…
The second part of two posts linking Donora's founder with the industrial titan Andrew Carnegie.
William Henry Donner, founder of Donora, was never a titan in the mold of Rockefeller, Carnegie, or the Mellon brothers were, but he learned a great deal from them all. Including how to build his mills in Donora.
Donora, Pennsylvania, would likely not exist today if town founder William H. Donner hadn't finally persuaded Margaret Heslep, a surprisingly crafty negotiator, to sell her land.