Blue Ridge Lookout - Winter - Late 1920's
|Registry Numbers||US 1778, CA 24 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||November 2, 2019|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Angeles National Forest
Los Angeles County, California
N 34° 21.086' W 117° 40.482' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 21' 05" W 117° 40' 29"
N 34.351440° W 117.674703°
|Elevation||8,516 ft (2,596 m)|
|Administered by||Los Angeles County Fire Department|
|Cooperators||US Forest Service - Angeles National Forest|
Blue Ridge Lookout may have been cooperatively constructed and staffed by the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Angeles National Forest as a number of lookouts in Los Angeles County were.
The structure was completed in 1928 with a 60 foot open X-Brace steel tower and an 8x8 observation only cabin. A stone residence cabin was also constructed on the site and remains, serving as communications equipment storage today.
The lookout structure was dismantled and reconstructed on Bodle Peak in 1930 or later.
A July 1, 1931 article in the San Bernardino Sun newspaper states that the Blue Ridge Lookout Station recorded a high of 68 degrees the previous day, and another article dated June 14 1932 mentions the lookout station at Blue Ridge spotted a fire in the Lake Arrowhead area. 1933 - the forest was using Blue Ridge to test out the new forest radio system, using the tower or the stone cabin at ground level. (Courtesy Bruce Risher)
Residence Cabin - Radio Vault