(Temporarily Out of Print)
by Venetta Bond Kelsey
This book tells the story of a little railroad and ranching community situated in the middle of the Black Rock Desert of south central Utah. Clear Lake was south of Delta and Deseret, and west of Holden and Fillmore. It began as a railroad sidetrack in the spring of 1880, then soon had a station and was the bording site for people from the West Desert and Fillmore to get on passenger trains. The town also had one big Ranch, along with one little combined store, hotel & post office. Because of financial problems with the Ranch owners, which ended in bankruptcy, the town died in the mid-1930’s when the State of Utah took the water which had sustained the town and kept it in the lake, Clear Lake. The town’s namesake is located east of the townsite. Everybody but a few rairoad worker were gone by the end of 1937. Today, there are only a few foundations, tamaracks and ditches marking the site. The author is Venetta Bond Kelsey, who was born and raised in Clear Lake. It was edited and published by her son, Michael R. Kelsey
192 pages, 126 B+W fotos, perfect bound & waterproof cover, 15cms x 23cms (6″ x 9″), ISBN 0-944510-03-5.