Bitterroot National Forest / Salmon National Forest 25N-18E-28
July 26, 1918: "The Salmon forest office has a crew of twenty field men now on the job of riding range and installing two new telephone lines. This is the largest force ever employed from the Salmon office. Wires will soon be stretched from Baldy mountain to Taylor mountain and from the mouth of Big creek to Long Tom and Blue Nose mountains. Carl Kriley and S.C. Scribner are at the head of these constructions crews." (The Idaho Recorder)
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)
August 4, 1922: "Forest Supervisor Scribner returned on Wednesday from spending a week out over new trails now in the course of construction. One of these is the Blue Nose trail, which is fifteen miles long and about completed. Fifteen men are engaged in the work." (The Idaho Recorder)
June 29, 1923: "Will Buster was a guest at the Charles Hull home Sunday and Monday. He left Tuesday for Blue Nose lookout where he will be during the fire season." (The Idaho Recorder)
July 4, 1923: "Bill Buster has taken the lookout station on Bluenose for the summer." (Salmon Herald)
September 5, 1924: "____ Dempsey completed his summer's work in the forest service as smokechaser on Blue Nose and returned to Salmon Monday." (The Idaho Recorder)
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)
August 30, 1939: "Mr. and Mrs. John Crandall and family spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Withington at Blue Nose lookout." (Recorder Herald)
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.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - BLUE NOSE LOH SE CORNER PID - QZ0572 STATE/COUNTY- ID/LEMHI COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - SHOUP (1991) STATION DESCRIPTION
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1945 (JCT) THE STATION IS ABOUT 18 MILES WNW OF NORTH FORK, 16 MILES NE OF THE MOUTH OF THE MIDDLE FORK OF THE SALMON RIVER, AND ABOUT 7-1/2 MILES NW OF SHOUP AND THE SALMON RIVER. IT IS ON THE IDAHO-MONTANA STATE LINE, ON THE SUMMIT OF A ROCKY MOUNTAIN KNOWN LOCALLY AS BLUE NOSE MOUNTAIN. IT IS A TWO-STORY, SQUARE, FRAME LOOKOUT HOUSE IS PAINTED WHITE, AND HAS A PYRAMIDAL TYPE ROOF. IT WAS LOCATED BY TRAVERSE FROM STATION BLUE.
THE POINT LOCATED WAS THE COMPUTED CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT HOUSE.