Preceded by a 73' pole L-6 tower and cabin built in 1938, the present 82' treated timber tower topped with an L-4 cab was constructed in 1950 and has been used during emergencies in recent years. During the winter of 2010/2011, a tree fell across a guy wire, damaging one of the tower legs.
Umatilla National Forest
23 miles SW of Clarkston
Asotin County, Washington
Elevation 5009'

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Big Butte in 1938 Big Butte in 1959 Big Butte in 1999
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum, Umatilla N.F., and Rex Kamstra.