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Teapot Rock

Casper, Wyoming 82601 USA

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“site of historic Teapot Dome Scandal”

Teapot Rock is a distinctive sedimentary rock formation in Natrona County, Wyoming that lent its name to a nearby oil field that became notorious as the focus of a bribery scandal during the Presidential administration of Warren G. Harding, the Teapot Dome scandal. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.The eroded sandstone formation stands about 75ft tall and is about 300ft in circumference. It is located a few hundred yards east of Wyoming Highway 259, about 19mi north of Casper, Wyoming in the Powder River Basin near Teapot Creek, a tributary of Salt Creek.The outline of the rock once resembled a teapot and gave its name to several man-made and natural features, including a geologic structural uplift known as the Teapot Dome, and an oil field about 6mi east. Over time, the features that gave the formation its name have been eroded by windstorms; the "handle" disappeared in 1930 and the "spout" in 1962.In 1915, The Teapot Dome Oil Field was designated Naval Petroleum Reserve Number Three as part of a program to ensure that the U.S. Navy, which was converting to oil-fired boilers at the time, would have sufficient fuel reserves in an emergency. It was one of several related fields in the area, the largest of which was the Salt Creek Oil Field. By comparison with the Salt Creek Field's peak production of 35301608oilbbl of 1923, the Teapot Dome field had about 64 wells, with few producing more than 150oilbbl/d.

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September 09, 2014

Doesn't look any any anything like a teapot in person. Wouldn't waste time. If you do don't follow your navigation into the property in front of it. Although gates open and no private property or trespassing signs we were chased down and told "look from hwy this is private property" Felt a bit scolded. Think they should put that info on the road trippers sight so nobody gets in trouble like we did. Nonetheless, whatever.

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October 02, 2019
Rated 4.0

Followed the gps to this spot...arrived at the “Teapot Ranch.” “No trespassing” signs led us to believe that we shouldn’t be going onto property without permission. We did drive into yard and knocked on the landowners door. No one home...sooo, we parked our vehicle and walked up the road to the rock. It was pretty darned cool, however it doesn’t look like the picture due to erosion over time. Happy we checked it out!

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August 19, 2017
Rated 1.0

Doesn't look like a teapot and you drive up to someone's private property. Waste of time!

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Teapot Rock

Casper, Wyoming
82601 USA

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