Hanging out in the small town of Shoshone, population 51, I couldn't help but feel Paul Watkins. It may sound a bit odd to say, but this was his home (as well as the neighboring town Tecopa in which he was some sort of "mayor.") and this is where his wife carried on after his passing and died herself.
As much as I think that Paul Watkins put himself in a position where he had to stretch the truth beyond any sort of credibility. I personally feel that Paul Watkins felt that Charles Manson needed to be behind bars and prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi programmed him to say whatever it took to do that.
Paul Watkins once worked here. Manson Family members also panhandled
in this lot. This was also the place where the Family gave hashish to the
daughter of Sheriff Don Ward.
The Shoshone Gulch: An old miners abode carved into the volcanic ash in
Shoshone. Paul Watkins (along with Paul Crockett and Brooks Poston) stayed
in one of these for a short time.