R.I.P. 1952-1959
Established with a crow's nest and tent about 1925, a 40' pole L-4 tower replaced it about 1934. This was followed by a 41' treated timber L-4 tower in 1952, which was destroyed by a windstorm in 1959. A 41' treated timber R-6 flat cab tower finally replaced the damaged tower in 1962, only to be removed by 1971.
Mt. Hood National Forest
10 miles southwest of Hood River
Hood River County, Oregon
Elevation 4960'
USGS Benchmark RC2321

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Mt. Defiance in 1955 Mt. Defiance in 1959
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum