U.S. Mint

"The U.S. Mint occupies the site of Old Fort St. Charles, and was erected by the Government at a cost of $182,000. . . . The Mint is capable of turning out $5,000,000 per month, and the machinery is of the finest kind. The process of making money' by stamping it can be seen with much interest, and is one of the sights of the town." -- Zacharie, 1885