The Chicago Mint or Windy City Mint
Imagine if we had a Mint in Chicago?
Well, it almost happened, twice!
Anyone find the congressional bill(s)?
Here's some info:
Numismatic News said:
Did they try to get a mint at Chicago?
At least two concerted efforts were made to secure a mint for the Windy City. The first was made in 1896 but was unsuccessful. Representative Frank Annunzio introduced a Chicago Mint bill in 1972, but the remodeling of the San Francisco Mint scuttled the proposal.
Here's another article from the New York TImes on January 30, 1875.