Van Bremmer Lookout Site
US 2040, CA 146
Van Bremmer Lookout - 1939

Van Bremmer Lookout - 1939 - courtesy of USFS - Nancy Hood Collection

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 2040, CA 146 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered April 22, 2020
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Klamath National Forest
Siskiyou County, California
Coordinates N 41° 38.575' W 121° 47.687' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 38' 35" W 121° 47' 41"
N 41.642925° W 121.794775°
Elevation 5,316 ft (1,620 m)
Built 1934
Removed 1970
Administered by US Forest Service - Shasta National Forest
Cooperators Long-Bell Lumber Company


The Van Bremmer site was built under a cooperative agreement with the Long-Bell Lumber Company and the US Forest Service to detect fires causes by rail hauling of lumber on private forest lands.

The lookout was built in 1934, a USFS R1 cabin atop a 20 foot enclosed timber tower.

The lookout was staffed from 1934 to 1956. The lumber company switched to trucks for log hauling decreasing the number of fires from their activity. 

The lookout was eventually vandalized and removed by 1970.


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