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 Walter Edward Scott

Walter Edward Scott

Birth
Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, USA
Death 5 Jan 1954 (aged 81)
Scottys Junction, Nye County, Nevada, USA
Burial Beatty Junction, Inyo County, California, USA
Memorial ID 6056096 · View Source
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Prospector, Performer, Con Man. Walter Scott, more commonly know as Death Valley Scotty, was part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, desert prospector, but made his living by getting investors to invest in his non-existant Death Valley gold mine. He became good friends with one of the investors, Albert Johnson, who built a vacation home in Death Valley that is commonly called Scotty's Castle, even though Scott did not own, design, or build it. Scott died of internal bleeding. Newspaper accounts at the time said that he died at the castle, although he actually died in a tavern in Slim's Corners, Nevada (Now Scotty's Junction), on the way to the nearest hospital in Las Vegas. He is buried with his dog, Windy, on a hill directly above the castle, which is now a popular tourist attraction.

Bio by: Alan Lopez


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Alan Lopez
  • Added: 30 Dec 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6056096
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Edward Scott (20 Sep 1872–5 Jan 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6056096, citing Scottys Castle Gravesite, Beatty Junction, Inyo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .