Scotty's Castle was built by a wealthy Chicago business man. Scotty was known as a con man who sold shares in a gold mine no one ever saw. He latched onto a rich business man from Chicago and convinced him to build a beautiful retreat in the northern end of Death Valley. Scotty had a cabin nearby and managed the livestock and the estate. He made himself at home in the castle so his name became attached. Many movie stars and famous people came and visited here in the early 20th century. I had to laugh at the early 5KW generator in the equipment room. It was about the size of a tractor. We had a 7KW generator in the nose of our motor home at the time!