By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist
For many years, the idea of Fort Knox and the wealth that it holds has been of interest. In fact, sayings have originated around the term “Fort Knox.” For instance, think about these sayings: Rich as Fort Knox… I would not give you all the gold in Fort Knox for that … that jewelry looks like Fort Knox!
Why the comparison? How much gold is in Fort Knox? I did a little research this week to try and find out about Fort Knox and its purpose.
A large amount of gold is stored in a vault at the Fort Knox Bullion Depository. This facility is managed by the U.S. Mint. Fort Knox is only one of the depositories in the country that holds gold. There are four others.
This gold is so precious and vital to the United States