Coconino County Coconino National Forest 15N-9E-20
1939: An L-4 cabin erected atop a 30-foot timber ring connected tower.
July 31, 1953: "Attached you will find a bill of materials and a sketch of our proposal to make the Buck Mountain Lookout a safe place in which to work and live. As you know the steps are steep, the tread is narrow, and considered to be dangerous. This was substantiated by the accident of July 1, 1953 in which William F. Langenbruner injured his right shoulder. Langenbruner is an excellent carpenter and with a little help can complete the job on contributed time. Your prompt consideration of this request will be appreciated." (To Forest Supervisor from District Ranger)
October 17, 1967: "On September 28, 1967, Ron Barger, Wood Technologist for the Rocky Mtn. Forest and Range Expt, Sta., and myself inspected the treated timbers on the Buck Mtn. Lookout tower. We could find no evidence of rotting or deterioration of these timbers. As a result of the inspection we feel that the basic structure and treated timbers in the tower to be sound. In view of this inspection the District will plan to go ahead and catch-up with the maintenance work on the tower." (Memo - Buildings - Coconino National Forest Archives)
1988: National Register of Historical Places:"Buck Mountain Lookout Tower (added 1988 - - #87002460)