"The Hawk of Powder River" (1948)
Based on the appearance by this rock in the Eddie Dean movie "The Hawk of Powder River," from PRC, it seems to be an amusingly precise, albeit oversized replica of a chili pepper, right down to the stem. From its context in this movie, I first thought it to be somewhere on the Upper Iverson.
Actual chili pepper, for comparison.
Since I first posted this blog, I've learned more about Chili Pepper, the rock, discovering that it was located on the Lower Iverson but was removed in the mid-1960s for construction of a mobile home park. Click here for a follow-up. And click here for more about "The Hawk of Powder River," starring singing cowboy Eddie Dean, directed by Ray Taylor and filmed by the great Iverson cinematographer Ernest Miller.