Scottys Castle, Death Valley National Park

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    Brown nose Scotty?

    by mht_in_la Written Dec 5, 2003

    Walter Scott is buried at the top of a small hill behind Scottys Castle called Windy Point. Walk up the hill to his grave, and get a great bird's-eye view towards the castle. Enlarge the photo to see Scotty's bronze tombstone. Notice he still got a brown nose even after his death?

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    Chimes Tower

    by Basaic Written Jul 8, 2010

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    There is a neat looking tour with bells and chimes inside just on the other side of the powerhouse. I do not think this building is open to the public.

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    Kitchen

    by Basaic Written Jul 10, 2010

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    Here are two photos of the kitchen. Photo 1 shows the early refrigerator and photo 2 shows part of the Johnson’s extensive collection of Native American Baskets.

    Kitchen Native American Baskets
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    Dining Area

    by Basaic Written Jul 10, 2010

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    This was the dining area, and shows the large collection of china used for the guests. Photo 2 shows the chair Scotty sat in during meals to eat and tell his stories.

    Dining Room and China Scotty's Chair
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    The Cook House

    by Basaic Written Jul 8, 2010

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    On slightly higher ground along the trail to Scotty’s Grave is the house where the cook and other servants lived.

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    Stables

    by Basaic Written Jul 8, 2010

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    East of the home are the stables. Today the building is used to store a collection of wagons and cars from the home and the era.

    Stables Wagon 1928 Ford Old Car 1925 Graham Brothers Dump Truck
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    Have a Picnic

    by Basaic Written Jul 8, 2010

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    There are picnic tables located by the parking area so you can eat lunch outdoors and admire the castle.

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    The Plaza

    by Basaic Written Jul 10, 2010

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    The tour starts in the plaza area of the castle with an orientation briefing by a ranger in period costume.

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    Guest Rooms

    by Basaic Written Jul 10, 2010

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    This was one of the guest rooms. Many famous people stayed at Scotty’s Castle. A number of actors and even a president or two.

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    Art

    by Basaic Updated Jul 10, 2010

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    There were a number of very nice paintings in the home. I think the woman in the painting shown in Photo 4 was Mrs. Johnson.

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    Guns

    by Basaic Written Jul 10, 2010

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    Of course since this was still the old west and both Mr. Johnson and Scotty enjoyed hunting, they had a nice gun collection.

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