Walter E. Scott (Death Valley Scotty)

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Walter E. Scott
or, Death Valley Scotty
Death Valley Scotty - press photo, 1932.jpg

Press photo of Scotty posing with a black widow bite on his leg, 1932.

Born Walter Edward Perry Scott
20 September 1872(1872-09-20)
Cynthiana, Harrison Co., Kentucky
Died 5 January 1954 (81)
Death Valley, California
Known for "Scotty's Castle" (Death Valley Ranch)

Walter Edward Perry Scott (September 20, 1872 - January 5, 1954), also known in the press as Death Valley Scotty, was an American gold prospector and promoter of claims in California's Death Valley, part of the Mojave Desert, that ultimately proved fraudulent. It has been reported that in his youth, starting at around age 16, Scott was a stunt rider in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show.

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