Desert Lake, Utah
Desert Lake, Utah was located "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 an excessive alkali buildup, so settlers moved over to nearby Victor. Desert Lake became a ghost town." 
- The Emery County UT GenWeb Project, a member of The UTGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project
- Family History Library Catalog
- John W. Van Cott, Utah Place Names: A Comprehensive Guide To the Origins of Geographic Names (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1990), 108.