Death Valley Scotty Told Me
Death Valley Scotty! Who was he? Who was this tan desert rat, dressed in a blue suit, white hat, white shirt and red necktie?
Within these pages is an account of the 80-year-old legend of Death Valley, written by the wife of a ranger, stationed at the Grapevine Ranger Station.
“When my husband and I were Scotty’s nearest neighbors in Death Valley, Scotty told me to write his favorite tales. Sometimes the stories changed in details, growing in color from time to time as the occasion or mood indicated. I take no responsibility for their veracity. I have tried to present Scotty as I knew him—the master storyteller, the humorist, the philosopher. I hope that this booklet will be a contribution to the portion of America which deals with the Old West” --Eleanor Jordan Houston, March 2, 1954
Book Design: Kimber Moore Design, Digital and Typography Transcript and Image Pre-Press: Timothy Kendziorski, Coordination: Maryann Argyres, DVNHA Executive Director, David Blacker. Printed by Dynagraphic Printing, Reno, NV. Photography research by Shirley Harding and Sue Buchel.
Produced By DVNHA, 2012 reprint, by Eleanor Jordan Houston.