Pennington County Black Hills National Forest 1N-2E-1
June 27, 1940: "Construction of three mile of fire road from Reynolds prairie in the Limestone district of the Black Hills west to Flag mountain where a fire lookout will be built was announced Wednesday by C.C. Averill, Supervisor of the Black Hills National forest. By fall, the mountain will be marked by a regulation 14 X 14 foot lookout on a ten foot base. This is the last of the primary lookouts planned for the Black Hills forest, Averill said." + "A crew of 25 CCC workers from the Black Fox side camp, under direction of Roy Engleman, is building the road to Flag mountain." (Rapid City Journal)
November 1, 1940: "The Flag Mountain lookout station near Rochford has been completed, according to C. C. Averill, supervisor of the Black Hills forest. Work was done by the Roubaix CCC camp." (Rapid City Journal)
November 21, 1940: "Twelve of the 18 lookout stations planned for eventual construction were completed during the past year. New stations on the South Dakota national forests are Flag Mountain lookout, on the Black Hills, and Mount Pisgah and Parker Mountain lookouts on the Harney. These new stations were constructed largely with CCC enrollee labor and will add substantially to present fire control facilities. CCC crews, especially trained for fire suppression, were available for fire duty at all camps, and they gave efficient service." (The Weekly Pioneer-Times)
April 28, 1952: "William A. Reman began his duties Monday at the Flag Mountain lookout in the Rochford district." (Lead Daily Call)
March 9, 1961: "Withdrawal from appropriation, except under mineral leasing laws, has been ordered on 550.69 acres scattered through the Black Hills National Forest. Most of the land is in tracts of 10 to 40 acres used for fire lookouts." Included in the order: Flag Mountain lookout. (Rapid City Journal)
All that remains of the structure is the lower part of the rock wall of the base. Down a short path can be found the laced log design outhouse.