Thomas Mountain Lookout - 1938
|Registry Numbers||US 1847, CA 42 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||December 1, 2019|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
San Bernardino National Forest
Riverside County, California
N 33° 37.182' W 116° 40.871' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 37' 11" W 116° 40' 52"
N 33.619699° W 116.681180°
|Elevation||6,841 ft (2,085 m)|
|Administered by||US Forest Service - San Bernardino National Forest|
|Cooperators||San Jacinto Ranger District|
Thomas Mountain Lookout was built in 1935, an Aermotor 60 foot X-Brace open steel tower with a 7x7 observation only cabin on top. A BC-201 Fireman Lookout Cabin was provided as a residence for the operator.
The cabin was demolished and burned, the tower was dismantled and sold for scrap in 1973 after the structures were heavily vandalized.
The residence cabin foundation, stone wall work and access road remain.
Foundations and stone work visible - 2018
1939 Newspaper Article