TEMPORARY TEXAN AT CENTER OF "TEAPOT DOME" SCANDAL

On Jan. 9, 1923, a week after resigning as secretary of the interior, the central character in the Teapot Dome scandal decided to hang around Washington, D.C., a little while longer. Albert B. Fall was still in his teens, when he moved to northeast Texas from his native Kentucky. A restless orphan with loads of ambition, Fall punched cattle before trying his luck at prospecting south of the Rio Grande. The precious metal fever did not subside, and in 1886 he sought his elusive fortune in the silver fields of the New Mexico Territory.
 
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