Sugar Pine Mountain Lookout - 1937
|Registry Numbers||US 1900, CA 95 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||January 30, 2020|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Hoopa Indian Agency
Humboldt County, California
N 41° 02.375' W 123° 45.201' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 02' 22" W 123° 45' 12"
N 41.039583° W 123.753343°
|Elevation||3,920 ft (1,195 m)|
|Administered by||Bureau of Indian Affairs|
|Cooperators||US Indian Service|
Sugar Pine Mountain was a 7x7 observation only cabin atop a 3 leg 80 foot X-Brace open timber tower.
The structure was constructed in the 1930's with the only known photograph dated 1937. A residence cabin was built on site as well.
The lookout is a 3-legged wooden tower with a square cab mounted on it. Similar towers existed on other Indian Reservations like the Spokane, Colville, and Yakama reservations. This style of tower must have been the old US Indian Service (USIS) go-to style for towers back in the 30s. Like R5, if they needed the cab more than 30 feet up, a live-in cab was not an option. (Dave Bula)
Date of removal was prior to 1986 but unknown.