Greenlee County Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest 1N-29E-17
August 20, 1928: "Forrest E. Doucette, prominent in American Legion circles in Arizona, was badly bruised and shaken up when he plunged 30 feet down the side of a precipitous cliff on Rose Peak yesterday afternoon. A rock which he hit stopped his further descent down the 300-foot incline. In attempting to avoid stepping on his dog, which stopped directly in front of him on a narrow forest service trail, Doucette stepped on the outside edge, which, softened by heavy rains, gave way. His arms, leg and back were injured in the fall. Doucette had gone up Rose Peak this morning to obtain some pictures of the recently completed steel lookout tower. He was carrying two large cameras when he fell. He was carried to the bottom of the trail and then taken to Clifton by Frank Chandler and family, who happened to be near when the accident occurred." (Prescott Evening Courier)
1929: An Aermotor MC-24 cab on a 20-foot steel tower was constructed to replaced earlier wood towers with crows nests.
1981: The lookout cab was replaced with a larger plan and the stairs were rerouted to the outside of the tower where they emerge through the catwalk.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - ROSE PEAK LOOKOUT PID - DT0765 STATE/COUNTY- AZ/GREENLEE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - ROSE PEAK (1967)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1966 (JWC) THE STATION IS ABOUT 31 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF ALPINE AND 30 MILES NORTH OF CLIFTON, ON THE SUMMIT OF ROSE PEAK. IT IS A FOUR LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE SUPPORTING A LOOKOUT CABIN. THE OVERALL HEIGHT BEING ABOUT 50 FEET.