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The front exterior of Scotty's Castle in Death Valley. An American flag waves from the tallest turret tower, and two palm trees stand in front of the Spanish-style building. Mountains sit behind, and a rock with writing on it sits at the side of the entrance road. Formerly called Death Valley Ranch, it was built, but never completed, in the 1920s. Flamboyant cowboy, storyteller, Walter Scott, convinced Chicago millionaire Albert Johnson to invest in his (fraudulent) gold mine in the Death Valley area. Johnson actually spent time vacationing and recuperating from illness at the property, which is now a museum.
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Scotty's Castle Mountains--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.) Trees--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.) Rocks--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.) Museums--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.) Dwellings--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.) Scott, Walter E.1872-1954 Johnson, Albert,1904-1993 Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)