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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 continue 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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 20.824′ N, 110° 56.572′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Utah, in Emery County. Marker can be reached from Mohrland Road. Touch for map. Marker is to left once you enter the park. Located near the restrooms. Marker is at or near this postal address: PO Box 1343 Huntington, UT 84528, Huntington UT 84528, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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.
At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mohrland (here, next to this marker); Robber's Roost (here, next to this marker); Hiawatha (here, next to this marker).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 264 times since then. 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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