I got to visit "Horton's lake" back in 2008 and came across some photos today. Not John Horton's lake but Jack Horton's lake.
The lake was beautiful. Half way between Vegas and LA. It was the first man made ski lake. It was literally desert and exists only because of a huge bore water pump. I was really impressed by Jack Horton's inventions. His boat lift used pontoons fed air by 4" diameter sewer pipe. That thing exploded the boat out of the water. Within about 2 seconds the boat went from floating to fully clear. His bindings were two roller blade boots screwed to one plate. Just a really impressive, visionary setup.