History of Desert Lake, Utah
Taken from the Utah Place Names. (Links Added)

DESERT LAKE

Desert Lake (Emery) was north of Desert Lake. In the spring of 1888 the Thomas and Samuel Wells families and others settled in this area. In 1906 they surveyed a townsite and built log cabins to live in while they constructed a canal. The agricultural value of the soil deteriorated with the excessive alkali buildup, so the settlers moved over to nearby Victor. Desert Lake became a ghost town.

John W. Van Cott

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