"Scotty's dining room" Scottys Castle Tip by mht_in_la

  Scotty's dining room
by mht_in_la

The photo shows the dining room inside the castle. I took a close look at the plates on the table and they all had "J & S" printed on them. J is for Albert Johnson, and S for Walter Scott.

A millionaire from Chicago, Albert Johnson was the guy who spent the money building the castle. He believed in Scott's gold mine story and made investment with Scott. He never struck gold as Scott promised. But he became attracted to the desert himself so he built the castle to stay here comfortably. When Scott and Johnson were both alive, the castle was occupied by Scott, and Johnson (and his wife Bessie) only stayed here during vacation.

Phone: (760) 786-2392
Website: http://www.nps.gov/deva/historyculture/scottys-castle.htm

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  • Updated Dec 7, 2003
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