The Ghost of Grizzly Gulch!

Gang meet Salty Smith

The Ghost of Grizzly Gulch! title card

Publisher Charlton Comics
Date published June 1976
Part of Scooby Doo... Where Are You! #8
# of pages 12
Penciler Bill Williams
Inker Bill Williams
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The Ghost of Grizzly Gulch! is the first of three stories of Scooby Doo... Where Are You! #8, by Charlton Comics. It was followed by The Wienied Roast Ghost and Time Machine Trauma.


The gang help an old prospector find a lost gold mine in Grizzly Gulch.


The gang is visiting Grizzly Gulch, a ghost town. They meet Tillie the burro, and her owner, Salty Smith, who claims to have found the first gold in town over 150 years ago. He got lost in a snow storm, and can no longer find the gold mine. Scooby and Tillie bring pieces of gold over and a sign leading to the gold mine, which the the gang and Salty follow, only to discover there's dozens of entries, and with no sign to point out the correct route, they are back to square one. The gang try to help Salty anyway and split up. Fred and Daphne go to one of the openings and get scared away by a ghost accusing them of being claimjumpers. Salty and Tillie aren't that surprised as they're actually ghosts, themselves. The gang speed away, leaving behind the gold, because they're all too scared to go back.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Gold prospector (single appearance)(ghost)

Other characters:

  • Tillie (single appearance)(no lines)(ghost)



  • Lornhorn skull
  • Beef stew
  • Sandwich
  • Coffee (mentioned)
  • Alkali dust
  • Gold
  • Fred's flashlight



  • None


  • None


  • While not explicit, the cause of Salty and Tillie's deaths may have been due to getting stuck in the snow storm.

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goof/oddities

  • When Salty says, "What is it, li'l lady! I won't tell anyone...I won't tell a soul?", the punctuation marks have been mixed up, or at least it shouldn't have ended with a question mark.


Daphne: I've got a system for finding gold mines that always works!
Salty Smith: What is it, li'l lady? I won't tell anyone...I won't tell a soul![Note 1]
Daphne: Well, all right. Eenie-meenie-minie-mo!
Salty Smith: WIMMEN!


  1. Punctuation marks have been switched for better grammar.