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Death Valley's Scotty's Castle and guest house
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Frashers Inc
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
The front exterior of Scotty's Castle and guest house in Death Valley. The Spanish-Moorish styled building is landscaped with cactus and palm trees. Mountains sit behind.
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Death Valley
Scott, Walter E.--1872-1954--Homes and haunts
Johnson, Albert,--1904-1993--Homes and haunts
Scotty's Castle
Mountains--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Trees--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Rocks--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Dwellings--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Photographic postcards
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)

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