June 12, 1914: "A. Rogers left for his lookout on the fire patrol Tuesday." (Clearwater Republican)
June 25, 1915: "Stites Enterprise: It is reported that a bear recently entered the government rangers' cabin at Elk Summit and destroyed all of the provisions which were stored there for the use of the forest rangers. Elk Summit is a station near Lochsa, about 80 miles in the interior of the reserve and such little excitements as these are the chief diversion of the boys who watch out forest reserves." (Clearwater Republican)
1934: 100-foot Aermotor MC-40 tower (Kresek)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - ELK SUMMIT PID - QZ0728 STATE/COUNTY- ID/IDAHO COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - IRON MOUNTAIN (2017)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1965 LOCATED ABOUT 6 MI NW. OF ELK CITY. ON PROMINENT TOP KNOWN LOCALLY AS ELK SUMMIT. USFS LOT VISIBLE FROM ELK CITY.
TO REACH FROM ELK CITY POST OFFICE, DRIVE 0.2 MI SW. ON STATE HWY. 14 TO RD. FORK. TAKE RIGHT FORK 8.2 MI TO LO AND STATION
STATION MARK--STANDARD TABLET STAMPED---ELK SUMMIT 1965---, CEMENTED IN BEDROCK UNDER TOWER.