MOUNT COEUR D'ALENE LOOKOUT
R.I.P. 1915-1926; 1926-1948; 1948-1963; 1963-1979
The summit's long history began in 1913 with a crow's nest, followed by the addition of a log cabin and 20' platform tower in 1915. A log cabin with a roof platform was built in 1924, with a 30' log tower and 6x6' cab completed in 1926. Then a 41' treated timber tower with a 1933-style L-4 cab was built in 1948, quickly followed by a 67' treated timber tower with R-6 cab in 1963. It was gone by 1979.
Coeur d'Alene National Forest
8 miles southeast of Coeur d'Alene
Kootenai County, Idaho
Elevation 4439'
USGS Benchmark SV1580
USGS Benchmark SV1585

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Mt. Coeur d'Alene in 1926 Mt. Coeur d'Alene in 1926 Mt. Coeur d'Alene in 1953 Mt. Coeur d'Alene in 1963 Mt. Coeur d'Alene 1963-1979
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum