Midway Peak Lookout Site
US 1854, CA 49
Midway Peak Lookout - Circa 1945

Midway Peak Lookout - Circa 1945 - courtesy of www.peakbagging.com

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1854, CA 49 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered December 15, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Kern County, California
Coordinates N 35° 09.876' W 119° 37.087' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 09' 53" W 119° 37' 05"
N 35.164595° W 119.618121°
Elevation 3,665 ft (1,117 m)
Built Circa 1945
Removed Unknown
Administered by Kern County Fire Department


Midway Peak Lookout was constructed for the Kern County Fire Department, circa 1945 according to the Thornton survey. The design was unique to Kern County and was shared by Annette Lookout and perhaps others. The structure was 3 stories with an engine shed on the ground floor, living quarters on the second floor, the third floor was the glass enclosed observation room with a small crow's nest atop the cabin that may have been used for heliograph communication prior to radios becoming the norm.

The removal date is unknown.


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