Death Valley Scotty

Death Valley Scotty (HMO49)

Location: Cynthiana, KY 40311 Harrison County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 22.45', W 84° 18.9'

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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.
HM NumberHMO49
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1069
Year Placed1967
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 3:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 734552 N 4250744
Decimal Degrees38.37416667, -84.31500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 22.45', W 84° 18.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 22' 27.00" N, 84° 18' 54.00" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1050 US-27, Cynthiana KY 40311, US
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