Death Valley castle built on a foundation of lies

By Chuck Woodbury DEATH VALLEY, Calif. — In the middle of this vast desert is a castle built on a foundation of lies. Scotty’s Castle is proof that dishonesty can pay. Perhaps no place in America is as infamous as Death Valley. Since its discovery by Western settlers, it’s been typecast as a scorched, rattlesnake-infested expanse of worthless desert. Truth... Read More

Streamliner car was made from B-29 bomber skin

This 1945 Erickson Streamliner was made in Anton F. Erickson’s garage in Dayton, Ohio. An area resident, Anthony Staub, recalled many years later that he would often see the car when driving by Erickson’s home. Staub later bought the car from Erickson for $400 and kept it until the mid-1980s. Erickson told Staub he had constructed the body from scrap... Read More