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Cynthiana in Harrison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Death Valley Scotty

 
 
Death Valley Scotty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 11, 2010
1. Death Valley Scotty Marker
Inscription. Native of Cynthiana. Walter E. Scott (Death Valley Scotty), gold prospector, whose fabulous tales of Death Valley, Calif., lost gold mines fooled investors. Stories supported by $3,000,000 castle in desert provided by millionaire of Chicago, who "got it all back in laughs." Old miner was found out in 1941 but had become a legend. Died in 1954, at age 81.
 
Erected 1967. (Marker Number 1069.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 22.45′ N, 84° 18.9′ W. Marker is in Cynthiana, Kentucky, in Harrison County. Marker is on Paris Pike (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cynthiana KY 41031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1st and 2nd Battle of Cynthiana (approx. 1.2 miles away); A Renowned Piscator (approx. 1.2 miles away); Destroyers-USS Cassin (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Log Court House (approx. 1.4 miles away); County Named, 1793 (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Old Cemetery
Death Valley Scotty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 11, 2010
2. Death Valley Scotty Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Ruddle's Station (approx. 2.5 miles away); Bourbon Whiskey / Jacob Spears (approx. 7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cynthiana.
 
Also see . . .  Death Valley Scotty - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. California
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 692 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on , by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky.   2. submitted on , by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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