On the short list of things people usually associate with my home state of Kentucky—horse racing, bourbon, an obsession with college basketball—one of the most prominent is Fort Knox.
Popular culture really knows just one thing about Fort Knox: there’s gold in there. Which isn’t just an urban legend—there really are, literally, tons and tons of it. We’re talking gold bars to the tune of $6 billion, give or take. Gleaming bricks stacked as tall as a sasquatch, a Wall Street fever dream come true. The kind of lucre that Scrooge McDuck might fill a swimming pool with.