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Archive for March 3rd, 2013

Originally published in the BDHS newsletter, November 1992

Black Diamond Lake is one of the lesser known natural jewels in our community. Located within Black Diamond's city limits, but hidden among the forest land owned principally by Palmer Coking Coal Co. and Yarrow Bay Holdings, the lake is both unique in its character and beautiful to see. (Photo and caption courtesy Black Diamond NOW.)

Black Diamond Lake is one of the lesser known natural jewels in our community. Located within Black Diamond’s city limits, but hidden among the forest land owned principally by Palmer Coking Coal Co. and YarrowBay, the lake is both unique in its character and beautiful to see. (Photo and caption courtesy Black Diamond NOW.)

By Ann Steiert

One thing that we’re constantly reminded of is how very beautiful the countryside was when the first settlers came to the area. The abundant rivers and lakes were such a far cry from the arid California landscape. One of the places on the map is a small lake called Black Diamond Lake. It is better known as Chub Lake.

We have no records which show who first settled around the lake. The furthest back is that the first family was named Abrams. They lived there for many years. They later sold to a family named Sharlock. The Sharlocks lived there for a while; then Sharlock died. (more…)

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