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Senate Resolution

1954-03-01

Death Valley National Park, National Park Service

Death Valley National Park, National Park Service

The United States Senate passed a resolution on March 1, 1954 to commemorate Scotty’s death in January 1954 and acknowledge his influence on the cultural history of Death Valley. The Senate described Scotty as a picturesque and colorful character, a desert prospector, and an explorer and historical figure. Scotty’s name is recognized as a synonym for Death Valley.

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