|Death Valley Scotty historic marker, Cynthiana, Ky.|
Johnson followed Scott to Death Valley and Johnson's wife convinced him the weather was good for his health. Though Scotty claims it was built for him (and is so named), Johnson erected Scotty's Castle (left, photo by K. Repanshek). The castle was constructed at a cost of $1.4 million is now owned by the federal government.
Scott, for all his frauding and scheming, never spent much time in jail. He is buried on a hill overlooking Scotty's Castle.