The administration of Warren G. Harding, the 29th US president, was one of the most corrupt ever. It included the infamous Teapot Dome bribery scandal. Harding was a newspaper publisher whom one admirer promoted for the nomination because 'he looked like a president.' Harding died of a heart attack in office in 1923. Rumors at the time claimed he had either killed himself or was poisoned by his wife.
Picture: Teapot Rock in the 1920s, before the "spout" broke off the formation that gave its name to Teapot Dome. Wyoming Tales and Trails. At WyoHistory.org http://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/teapot-dome-scandal
TEAPOT DOME SCANDAL ~ How Big Oil Bought the White House & Tried to Steal the Country ~ "Laton McCartney tells how Big Oil handpicked Warren Harding, an obscure Ohio senator, to serve as the 29th president; and how his “oil cabinet” made it possible for cronies to secure vast fuel reserves set aside for the US Navy. In exchange, the oilmen paid off sr. officials, bribed newspapers, & covered the GOP campaign debt. . . . reveals how far-reaching the affair was . . ."
A little bit of history...The Teapot Dome Service Station was originally located on Hwy. 410 between Zillah and Granger, WA. It was handcrafted by Jack Ainsworth in 1922. He built it inspired by the Harding Administration Teapot Dome Scandal.