Developed in 1931 with a 40' pole L-4 tower, the present 8' L-4 cab was built atop an 8' timber tower in 1952. The following year the base was enclosed by native stone. It is staffed seasonally by volunteers and is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.
Bitterroot National Forest
7 miles west of Stevensville
Ravalli County, Montana
Elevation 9351'

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St Mary Peak in the 1930's St Mary Peak in 1961 St Mary Peak in 2017 St Mary Peak in 2017
Photos courtesy of Kenneth Carpenter, the National Archives and Records Administration, and Luke Channer