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Buildings at Scotty's Junction

Scotty's Junction is a place in Nye County, Nevada where State Route 267 meets with U.S. Route 95. It is named after Walter E. Scott (aka Death Valley Scotty, of nearby Scotty's Castle fame).

Nevada Public Radio maintains translator station K201BF in the area, retransmitting KNPR in Las Vegas on 88.1 FM.

Eleven people live in Scotty's Junction. A brothel (the "Shady Lady") and an old truck stop/campground are the only local businesses. Those traveling the area would be well advised to gas up before arriving as the gas station burnt, now just another scattered derelict building.

History

Scotty's Junction was originally a stop on the Bullfrog Goldfield Railroad (BGR) at Sarcobatus Flats/Tolicha for the Bonnie Claire Mines and the town of Bonnie Claire. The BGR was a short-lived railroad and it along with the Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad (LV&T) were acquired by the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad (T&T) and combined for the shortest route. Supplies to build Scotty's Castle were trucked from the Bonnie Claire Depot to the castle site. In fact, the last delivery this train would ever make would be construction supplies for Scotty's Castle, the tracks literally torn up and scrapped after this last delivery and the ties taken to the castle to be used for firewood.

The Scotty's Junction Earthquake of August 1, 1999, was a 5.6 magnitude temblor centered 7 miles (11 km) to the north.

The Timbisha Shoshone Homeland Act of 2000 provides for transfer to the Timbisha tribe of 2800 acres (11 km³) of land and an annual 375.5 acre-feet (463,000 m³) of ground water around Scotty's Junction.

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