This is a Souvenir Coin or Token from the 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair that celebrated 100 years of Railroad History. It measures a bit over 1" and Says BANK OF GOLD GULCH SOUVENIR CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR 1949 on one side and on the other side it says Continental Illinois National Band and Trust Company of Chicago.
Hard to find piece of 100 years of Railroad memorabilia.
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The Chicago Railroad Fair was an event organized to celebrate and commemorate 100 years of railroad history west of Chicago, Illinois. It was held in Chicago in 1948 and 1949 along the shore of Lake Michigan, and is often referred to as "the last great railroad fair" with 39 railroad companies participating. The board of directors for the show was a veritable "Who's Who" of railroad company executives. The above excerpt is from the Wikipedia.
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