BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CASAMERO LAKE CHAPTER
The community was named after a Spanish man named Casamero who lived near the lake; he wanted the community named after him.
It is said the early community meetings were held in Hogan until the first chapter house was built. The meetings were generally conducted by a man name Incly Begay. People walked to the meetings or came on horseback and wagons. Meeting in the early days dealt with dam building and repair, plowing, sheep-dipping, etc. Mr. Begay later gave a portion of his livestock grazing area to the chapter to build a meeting house. A new chapter house was built in 1980; this building also includes a warehouse.
The primary school was started in a small trailer with only eight (8) students. They were taught by Mormons. Recently, a new school was built with a gym and additions to accommodate the seventh and eighth grades.
There are no telephone communication services in the community. There might be some progress on this with the Navajo Communications Company in the near future; although some community folks now have access to cellular phones which has help fill in the service gap.
April 15, 2015 - Casamero Lake became the 42nd LGA Certified Chapter.