1924: log cabin with cupola, also two patrol points.
Idaho Department of Lands - 49N-5W-4
1952: 16x16 frame cabin
January 4, 1953: "The forester's report covered all phases of the state forest department's activities during the two year period ending Dec. 31, 1952, along with reports on department finance matters for the biennium ending June 30, 1952. Guernsey listed the outstanding departmental accomplishments for the two year period as: ...Construction of modern, electrified lookout houses on Cottonwood and Mica peaks." (Idaho State Journal)
Coeur d'Alene National Forest - 51N-1W-34
1922: camp with platform tower
1924: log cabin with cupola
1953: 20-foot treated timber tower with L-4 cab
MOUNT COEUR d' ALENE
Coeur d'Alene National Forest - 49N-3W-23
no date - Carl Schenck Collection (Mt Coeur d'Alene)
1915: log cabin, 20-foot platform tower.
1924: log cabin with platform on roof.
1926: log tower with 6x6 cab.
October 7, 1945: "A job which until a few years ago was labeled 'men only' is being expertly handled by teenaged girls this year--manning lookout posts in the Coeur d'Alene national forest. Forest Supervisor C.C. Strong said that the five lonely lookouts are staffed with seven women, six of whom are still in their teens. This is the greatest number of lookouts in the Coeur d'Alene forest ever manned by the fairer sex during a single season, he said. veterans are the Jardine sisters of Coeur d'Alene. Mamie and Thelma, who for the second season atop 4,400 Coeur d'Alene mountain. The peak is about 22 miles from Coeur d'Alene and in addition to their duties as lookouts the sisters keep all records of the weather station." (La Crosse Tribune)
1948: 41-foot treated timber tower with L-4 cab.
September 12, 1949: "Lightning struck the Mount Coeur d'Alene lookout station Saturday night, damaging the building and wrecking part of its contents, Walter LaFone, fire dispatcher for the Coeur d'Alene forest, said today. Luckily, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Stoesz, the lookouts, had gone to lower ground and thus were out of the building when the bolt hit. The lightning scorched the inside of the building, burned out the radio, blew the telephone box off the wall, melted the radio antennae and took out a half mile of telephone line near the station. No fire resulted. No lightning fires in the forests near by were started, according to reports. Forestry officials reported snow today at several of the higher mountainous areas, including Sunset peak, Frost Point near Kingston and Kellogg peak." (Spokane Daily Chronicle)