Elk Hills, a United States naval petroleum reserve in southern California. The reserve is in Kern County, near Bakersfield. Some of the oil fields are privately owned. The navy, however, regulates all drilling activity. The reserve was involved in the Teapot Dome Scandal of the 1920's.
Colorado, one of the states in the west-central United States. It is crossed by the snowcapped Rocky Mountains and is sometimes called the “Top of the Nation,” because its mean (average) elevation—6,800 feet (2,073 m)—is the highest of any state.
Montana, one of the Mountain states of the United States. It is bounded on the north by the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan; on the east by North and South Dakota; on the south by Wyoming and Idaho; and on the west by Idaho.