MASON BUTTE LOOKOUT
R.I.P. 1933-1963; 1963-1999
Established with a log cabin and tree platform in 1917, a 67' pole L-6 tower was built in 1933. It was saved from a 1960 forest fire, only to be replaced by an 86' all-steel tower in 1963. Staffed until 1986, it was removed in 1999.
Clearwater-Potlatch TPA
12 miles northwest of Orofino
Latah County, Idaho
Elevation 3745'
USGS Benchmark RZ1761

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Mason Butte in 1960 Mason Butte in 1963 Mason Butte in 1994
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum