Red Sandy (Red Lake)

Riders from Zane Grey's party watering their horses at Red Lake with the Red Lake Trading Post in the background. 

Vanishing American: At two o'clock the Indian brought his car to a halt before Red Sandy, a fort- like trading post located high upon an immense slope of sand. 

Down Into the Desert: I came out upon the last ridge of the slope and suddenly saw Red Lake below me. It made me think of an inferno. I saw a red valley, a terrible barren hole, rock-ribbed, crag-environed, waste on waste of sand and silt where the waters of Red Lake were indeed red. The trading post was an octagonal stone house resembling a fort. It was a fort. (Chapter III)

View of Red Lake from a distance (1922)