Bitterroot National Forest / Salmon National Forest 25N-18E-28
June 30, 1920: "Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Meade arrived this week from Buffalo, N.Y. They were here last summer when Mr. Meade was employed at the forest station on Bluenose Mt. as lookout man." (The Salmon Herald)
July 4, 1923: "Bill Buster has taken the lookout station on Bluenose for the summer." (Salmon Herald)
1924: The Salmon Forest lookout report show that two men, a lookout and a smokechaser, are stationed at this point.
September 28, 1932: "Perry Black and Murd McNicoll are constructing new lookout buildings at Bluenose and Skunk creek under the supervision of the forest service." (Recorder Herald)
1934: L-4 cab on a log crib. (Kresek)
November 22, 1937: "By roads that a car can easily take, run from the main motorway to where the trails begin that help the foresters scale lookout peaks. Such an example in Bluenose peak on the Idaho side where the regulation lookout castle of windows, gives a survey of the vast mountain ranges, even those as far distant as the Tetons; the Salmon river ranges and others. The guard who spent the past summer at Bluenose was Harvey Iverson of the Salmon river country. His life on the lookout was less lonely than that of the average warden of the high peaks, for his wife and two children, one a babe in arms, spent the time with him. The peak is one of the rockiest in the west and the ascent is all of a quarter-mile climb. A mountain of jagged rock flanks the lookout, giving one the impression that a tremendous explosion must have taken place back in the ice ages. It is said Iverson's oldest child clambered around the mountain with all the agility of a rock-rabbit. Folding cots and the simplest of camp furniture had to leave the main part of the one-room lookout for the fire-location instrument and the telephone which hung to the center post supporting it." (Montana Butte Standard)
September 20, 1951: "The Forest proposes to sell, donate, abandon or destroy on or after October 22, 1951, the following property found to be unservicable for Government use: 15 miles telephone line, No. 9 iron wire, grounded circuit beginning approximately 9 miles North West of Shoup, Idaho continuing North 7 miles to Blue Nose Lookout thence West 8 miles to Oreana Lookout." (The Recorder Herald)
August 14, 2012: The lookout was wrapped as a precaution of the possible advancement of the East Butte fire.