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Possibly the most unique gas station in the USA, the Teapot Dome Gas Station was built in 1922 in Yakima, Washington. Ten years later, it was moved to Zillah, Washington which is 20 miles southeast of Yakima in the lower Yakima Valley. The Teapot Dome can be seen from Interstate 82.

It is a 15' tall, round building with a conical roof, sheet metal handle and concrete spout.

The intent behind the teapot shape was a humorous reference to the Teapot Dome scandals that rocked President Warren G. Harding's administration in the 1920s.

The Teapot Dome originally sold oil products and continues to sell gas today. It fell on hard times for many years until it was restored in the mid-1980s. It is listed among the USA's National Historical Landmarks.

God's best to you, Tim
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