This 28' treated timber tower with L-4 live-in cab, built in 1938, was staffed every season through 1997. It was used only for emergencies in 1998, but was once again staffed 5 days a week during the 1999 fire season. It is presently used for emergencies. The tower is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.
Okanogan National Forest
11 miles NNE of Winthrop
Okanogan County, Washington
Elevation 5491'
USGS Benchmark TQ0434

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First Butte in 1952 First Butte in 1953 First Butte in 1970 First Butte L.O. First Butte smokechaser cabin
Photos courtesy the US Forest Service and Rex Kamstra