Initially used as a patrol point in the 1920's, the first tower built was a 35' pole L-4 in 1939. In 1973, an 8x8' cab was installed atop the radar installation, with no living quarters. The present 45' all-steel live-in tower was constructed in 1983 and is staffed every summer.
Kootenai National Forest
3 miles southwest of Eureka
Lincoln County, Montana
Elevation 4064'
USGS Benchmark TN0878
USGS Benchmark TN0879
USGS Benchmark TN0880

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Black Butte L.O.
Photo courtesy of Gary Weber