The only Letter Z for Washington is Zillah, a small town in the aforementioned Yakima orchard and vineyard district. Zillah has two rather interesting claims to fame, the Church of God Zillah (yes, say that quickly and it will give you a chuckle) and the Teapot Dome.
The Church of God Zillah, according to an article in the Seattle Times in 2000, embraces the coincidence of its name although it was named long before the Godzilla movies began. They have even put a wire frame Godzilla float outside, hoping to attract curious passersby to stop in and explore more.
The Teapot Dome was a service station built in 1922 and inspired by the Harding Administration Teapot Dome Scandal (the influence of oil money on politics is the short version - Google it if you want to know more). The Teapot Dome has since been relocated (and reconstructed after an unfortunate accident) and is an icon for Zillah.
|Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1985|