In 1907, the first forest lookout on the then Cabinet National Forest (and in the state of Montana) camped in a tent just below the summit of Squaw Peak. Three years later, Noxon's first ranger, Granville "Granny" Gordon and his wife Pauline built the stone cabin that still stands at the edge of the talus below the existing lookout. In 1930, the first L-4 cab, a gable-roof model, was built on the summit, followed by the present L-4 cab in 1952. The Political Correctness Police renamed the summit Star Mountain in 2004. Available for emergencies, it is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.
Kootenai National Forest
10 miles northwest of Noxon
Sanders County, Montana
Elevation 6167'
USGS Benchmark TN0935

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Squaw Peak in 1938 Squaw Peak L.O. Squaw Peak in 1998 Squaw Peak in 2016 Squaw Peak in 2016
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum, Gary Weber and Luke Channer