August 1, 1919: "With the intention of taking up telephone engineer work in the forests of this district, R.B. Adams, telephone engineer of the forest service, has arrived in Ogden and during the next few days will be actively engaged in the proper installation of telephone lines throughout the forests of this district. Mr. Adams has recently completed installing a wireless telephone system in the Montana forests which is said to have proved efficient in aiding fire control. Two wireless sets have thus been installed in forests of the United States, it is said, one at Lolo Hot Springs, a ranger station, and the other at Beaver Ridge, a lookout station in Idaho. Twelve miles air route separates the two phones. Present plans are to the effect that phones of this sort will be installed in district next spring." (Ogden Examiner)
August 15, 1919: "Wireless telephone reporting of a forest fire was invoked for what was said to be the first time in history today when lookouts in the Powell district, situated at Beaver Ridge notified the forest ranger at Lolo Hot Springs of a blaze at Beaver Ridge by means of this instrument." (Nevada State Journal)
1922: log cabin with cupola. (Kresek)
1963: A 12-foot cinder block base with a R-6 cab was constructed.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - BEAVER RIDGE ET PID - RY0851 STATE/COUNTY- ID/IDAHO COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - RANGER PEAK (1994)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1964 LOCATED ABOUT 13.2 MI. (AIRLINE) NE. OF POWELL RANGER STATION, IDAHO, ABOUT 12.3 MI. SE. OF LOLO HOT SPRINGS, MONTANA.
TO REACH FROM POWELL RANGER STATION, GO 0.9 MI. TO HIGHWAY 12,
RY0851'TURN RIGHT (E.) ON HIGHWAY AND GO 8 MI. TO BRIDGE OVER CROOKED FORK CREEK, TURN RIGHT AT GRAVEL RD. ON E. END OF BRIDGE, GO ON GRAVEL RD. 0.9 MI. TO RD. FORK, TURN RIGHT, CONTINUE FOR 1.1 MI. TO ANOTHER RD. FORK, TAKE RIGHT FORK AND CONTINUE ON MAIN-TRAVELED RD. PAST BEAVER MEADOWS SIGN TO BEAVER RIDGE LOOKOUT. STATION IS 17.7 FT. SW. OF LOOKOUT HOUSE.
STATION MARK--A STANDARD ALUMINUM TABLET STAMPED---BEAVER RIDGE ET 1964--- CEMENTED IN SOLID ROCK.