Albert Fall Teapot Dome

Tempest Over Teapot Dome: The Story of Albert B. Fall (The Oklahoma Western Biographies)

by University of Oklahoma Press
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Albert B. Fall, interior secretary in the Harding administration, was the first American cabinet member sent to prison for a crime committed in office. In the Teapot Dome affair - the worst modern political scandal until Watergate - Fall leased two naval oil reserves, Wyoming’s Teapot Dome and California’s Elk Hills, to Harry F. Sinclair and Edward L. Doheny and received payments of $404,000 from the two millionaire oilmen. Historian David Stratton pulls no punches as he sheds new light on western and national politics, conservation, and economic development in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Tempest over Teapot Dome describes Fall’s role in Harding’s administration, his tribulations in court before going to prison in 1931, his freewheeling career in New Mexico politics, his lawyering for underdog ranchers in a bloody range war, his gut-fighting style as a U. S. senator who opposed Woodrow Wilson’s foreign policy, and his strident activities as an expert on Latin American affairs, particularly U. S.Mexican relations.

Fall’s belief in the unrestricted and immediate disposition of public lands was as typically western as his black, broad-brimmed Stetson hat and his love of fine horses.

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In 1914 J.O. Richardson was assigned the "fuel desk" at the Navy Department as vessels were changed from burning coal to fuel oil. He guided the use of the Naval Petroleum. reserve lands, including one called #3, or more popularly, Teapot Dome. As Richardson left for World War duty, the Warren G. Harding administration took over the desk and placed some of its confines within the Department of Interior. Another former Northeast Texas resident was named director: Albert Bacon Fall, married a Clarksville, Texas lady and moved to New Mexico. There he later was elected one of the first two Senators as the territory turned to a state. In just 26 months Fall made many deals with private industry that once were the domain of the Navy. By 1923 Congress was investigating what became known as the Teapot Scandals.

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Anoka County History: Revisiting the Tea Pot Dome scandal of 1923 07/21/15, via ABC Newspapers

The villain in this tale was Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall. He convinced the During the same period, Fall was secretly negotiating away Wyoming's Teapot Dome, richest of the oil reserves, to Harry F. Sinclair, head of the Mammoth Oil


Government sells Teapot Dome on the level, this time 01/30/15, via Politico

But unlike in the '20s — when Warren G. Harding-era Interior Secretary Albert Fall was convicted of bribery — this time, no one is taking the fall. The 9,500-acre area was set aside as a naval oil reserve in 1915, and in 1977 was transferred to DOE.

The Lone Cornmeal Machine: "The Teapot Dome Scandal"

American Hero Albert B. Fall takes a big risk in order to achieve his American Dream.


Tempest Over Teapot Dome

Tempest Over Teapot Dome

Published by University of Oklahoma Press 1998

ISBN 0806130784,9780806130781
376 pages

Offering insight into turn-of-the-century American politics, economic development, and environmental policy, a penetrating study of the Teapot Dome scandal focuses on the role of Albert B. Fall, who became the first American cabinet member sent to prison. UP.

Postcard Time Machine: Collecting America’s Roadside Attractions

One of the best reasons to travel America’s highways and byways is to see things we can’t see anywhere else. Sometimes we’re driving long distances to visit relatives. sometimes for work, and, when we’re lucky, we’re on vacation, motoring to an enjoyable destination. As the Independence Day holiday is fast approaching, and many Americans will be traveling more than 75 miles to reach their Fourth of July destinations, let’s take a look at some of roadside attraction postcards from the past. The term “roadside Americana” refers to things we see along the way when we travel. Some of its sub-categories include motels and service stations. Here though, we focus on unusual buildings and giant objects that catch our attention when we spot them on the side of the road. More specifically, we turn our attention to modern postcards that show these wondrous and sometimes hilarious objects. All of these modern postcards show wonderful things we can drive to and see today. Prices at postcard shows normally range from $1. 50 to $5, though I’ve seen some of these particular cards on Internet sites and auctions recently ranging from $2. 95 to $15. Sometimes, during a long, boring drive, after countless trees, shopping... we might read a sign explaining what this crazy thing is doing here. And we might just buy a postcard, to share the fun with our friends and loved ones back home. The Teapot Dome Service Station in Zillah, Wash. was built in 1922 by Jack Ainsworth, who constructed it to serve as a constant reminder to his fellow citizens of the Teapot Dome Scandal. If you remember your high school history, you’ll recall that Albert Fall, Secretary of the Interior under President Warren G. Harding, went to prison for leasing Navy petroleum reserves at Teapot Dome, Wy. , and two other locations to private oil... Before Watergate, this was American’s most notorious political scandal. The Teapot was a full-service service station for a long time. In July of 2012, it was relocated to downtown Zillah, and is now a visitor center. Zillah is proud to say that the Teapot Dome Service Station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Binoculars Building is an actual office building on Main Street in Venice, Calif. Built in 1991, it was designed by Los Angeles architect Frank Gehry as the West Coast corporate headquarters of the Chiat/Day advertising agency. Chiat/Day later moved out of the building and in 2011 Google leased part of it. This three-story, 75,000-square-foot office space sits on top of three levels of underground parking. The car entrance to the garage (as well as a pedestrian entrance) is through the lenses of the binoculars. The middle of the binoculars forms a very long skylight, extending down from the third floor to the first. The eyepieces at the top serve as the skylights for two small conference rooms. Mammy’s Cupboard Restaurant, on Highway 61 just south of Natchez, Miss. This luncheonette (with delicious homemade pies) and gift shop is built inside a 28-foot tall African-American woman’s skirt, through which you enter. Mammy’s skirt is made of bricks, and horseshoes form her earrings. She smiles as she holds her serving tray. I bought this postcard when I was driving through the area several years ago. My car sort of came to a stop of its own accord, since I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I had to actually go into the restaurant to be sure my eyes hadn’t deceived me. I found that the locals come in often, for the great food and quick service. The original restaurant opened in 1940, and has been repaired over the years, but its name and design remains the same. Mammy’s Cupboard was founded by a Natchez tour guide, and was loosely modeled after the Mammy character in 1939’s “ Gone With the Wind. Butterworth, while the authors of “ Frommer’s USA ” say that if you want to visit the restaurant, “you need to check your political correctness at the door. This 26-foot-tall Smokey the Bear is the largest in the country. It graces International Falls, Minn. , and was built in 1953 as a project of the Koochiching County’s.

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Blaze of Glory: The Legend of Oliver Lee and Pat Garrett


The murder of Colonel Fountain is the most notorious of New Mexico's many unsolved killings. Pat Garrett came out of retirement to track down the killers, and this resulted in the bloody gunfight at the Wildy Well. Feared gunman Oliver Lee and two others were charged with the crime. Albert Bacon Fall who liked to brag that he never lost a murder trial defended them. This trial of the decade was the climax of the west's last great range war, a war so violent that it cost New Mexico statehood for three decades. A huge camp was thrown up overnight in the rugged mountain camp of Hillsboro to accommodate the hundreds of newsmen who flocked in from across the nation. The Tularosa War was a fight for control of the Southwest. The bodies of the two victims were never found. Fall won as he predicted he would, only to meet his downfall and disgrace as the principal figure of Washington's Teapot Dome Scandal. Fountain and Garrett lost the Tularosa War, but both men are still thought of as two of the frontier's best, giants among giants.


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Anoka County History: Revisiting the Tea Pot Dome scandal of 1923 - 07/21/15, via ABC Newspapers

The Teapot Dome Scandal engendered public outrage during the Harding ... The villain in this tale was Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall. He convinced the Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby to transfer control of Navel Oil Reserves to his department.

New trial, different verdict - 06/26/15, via Alamogordo Daily News

Harding presidency, was convicted of bribery during the Teapot Dome scandal, an Alamogordo audience found him not guilty of that conviction. It was the result of an informal retrial of United States v. Albert Bacon Fall that was staged Saturday night at ...

The 11 Biggest Government Cover-Ups in History - 06/22/15, via INSIDER MONKEY

One was the Teapot Dome scandal where the secretary of interior, Albert Fall allowed bribes so that companies could tap in the Teapot Dome oil reserve without competitive bidding. One of the most unethical studies in recorded history, the US Public health ...


  1. Teapot Dome scandal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Teapot Dome scandal was a bribery incident that took place in the United States from 1921 to 1924, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding ...
  2. Albert B. Fall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Albert Bacon Fall (November 26, 1861 – November 30, 1944) was a United States Senator from New Mexico and the Secretary of the Interior under President Warren G ...
  3. Secretary Fall resigns in Teapot Dome scandal - Jan 02 ... Albert Fall, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior, resigns in response to public outrage over the Teapot Dome scandal. Fall’s resignation ...
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