July 26, 1917: "The report of a fire in the Minam reserve was received by Ephraim Barnes, supervisor, but because the line to Pine valley was not in working this morning no information as to its extent could be obtained. News of the fire was telephoned to Baker from Weiser by the supervisor of the Weiser forest. He had been told of a smoke near the head of North Pine creek by a lookout on Smith mountain, in Idaho, at least 25 miles from the supposed scene of the fire." (Baker Herald)
1920: A D-6 cupola style lookout cabin was constructed.
1932: L-4 cabin (Kresek)
1964: A two story lookout structure built, a wood frame cab over a cinder block lower.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - SMITH MTN LOOKOUT TOWER
PID - RA1341
STATE/COUNTY- ID/ADAMS COUNTRY - US
USGS QUAD - PURGATORY SADDLE (1990)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1945 (JTJ) THE STATION IS LOCATED IN ADAMS COUNTY, ABOUT 6-1/2 MILES, AIRLINE, NE OF CUPRUM, AND ABOUT 7-1/2 MILES, AIRLINE, E OF THE SNAKE RIVER, ON A HIGH CONE-SHAPED MOUNTAIN BARE OF TIMBER AT THE TOP. IT IS ABOUT 1/2 MILE E OF THE FOREST SERVICE ROAD LEADING FROM CUPRUM TO BLACK LAKE.
STATION WAS NOT VISITED.
INTERSECTED FROM STATIONS SUMMIT AND LYNES.
STATION RECOVERY (1966)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1966 (CAA) STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED BY J.T. JARMAN IN 1945.