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Zillah holds ribbon cutting for restored Teapot Dome Gas Station

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ZILLAH, Wash.-- The city of Zillah officially opened the newly renovated Teapot Dome Gas Station with a ribbon cutting ceremony today.

They moved the building from its original site near the Yakima Valley Highway into a new park in Zillah a few months ago. The gas station is a historic landmark and was originally built in protest to the "Teapot Dome Oil Scandal" in the 1920s. The city moved the building to restore it and keep it safe from vandalism.

"It's a fantastic project. It's been a long time coming for us. It's the fruition of about a 5 year... I don't wanna call it a battle... But a 5 year struggle," says Mayor Gary Clark.

The city says it also hopes to build a monument for fallen firefighters and a World War Two memorial in the park. Donations are being collected at Zillah City Hall.

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