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Huntington in Emery County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Desert Lake-Victor

 
 
Desert Lake-Victor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Barlow
1. Desert Lake-Victor Marker
Inscription.  Desert Lake, about 8 miles east of here, was first settled in 1885 by settlers building an irrigation ditch from Huntington Creek to the townsite and a reservoir to store the water for farming. In 1896 the dam broke, nearly drowning the small town. The dam was rebuilt in 1896-97 and a post office was established on Feb. 16, 1898. Between 1900 & 1910 the town gradually moved to a new site about 5 miles to the N.E. due to the encroachment of alkali ruining the farmland. A school & meeting house was built at the new site in 1910 and in 1912 the post office was officially changed to Victor. Settlers continued to fight the arid climate but finally gave up. Desert Lake & Victor became just a memory.
Dedicated July 13, 1996 Matt Warner Chapter 1900 E Clampus Vitus
 
Erected 1996 by Matt Warner Chapter 1900 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 13, 1996.
 
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Desert Lake-Victor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Barlow, August 10, 2014
2. Desert Lake-Victor Marker
Marker is on the far right next to the Mohrland Marker.
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20.824′ N, 110° 56.572′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Utah, in Emery County. Marker can be reached from Mohrland Road. Marker is to left once you enter the park. Located near the restrooms. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: PO Box 1343 Huntington, UT 84528, Huntington UT 84528, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mohrland (here, next to this marker); Robber's Roost (here, next to this marker); Hiawatha (here, next to this marker); North Emery High School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Huntington's First Meeting House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Bell (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Ranger Station (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cleveland (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 340 times since then. Last updated on February 5, 2019, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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