Developed in 1933 with a 20' pole L-4 tower, there was also a patrol point 1/2 mile east. The original pole tower legs were replaced with treated timber legs later on. The concrete piers were redone in 1994. Used during emergencies for a number of years, the tower is presently deemed unsafe to occupy.
Malheur National Forest
8 miles north of Mt. Vernon
Grant County, Oregon
Elevation 6235'

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Black Butte L.O.
Photo courtesy of Rex Kamstra