Pennington County Black Hills National Forest 1N-5E-16
December 12, 1938: "Seth Bullock, early pioneer of the Black Hills, first supervisor of the Black Hills national forest, and captain in Grigsby's Rough Riders in the Spanish-American war, is to be honored by the national forest administration, by naming a new fire lookout station to be built near Pactola, the Seth Bullock lookout." (Lead Daily Call)
1942: A round timber tower with a hip-roofed observation cab was constructed, ("IMAGES OF AMERICA BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST Harney Peak and the Historic Lookout Towers" by Jan Cerney and Roberta Sago - Arcadia Publishing 2011)
April 18, 1949: "The fire lookout station on Seth Bullock mountain in the Pactola district of the Black Hills National Forest, will be rebuilt this spring, C.C. Averill, supervisor said. New pressure treated log stretchers will be placed at the fire station on Seth Bullock. W.N. Goodwin, Sheridan, is construction foreman and repairs are expected to be completed within a month." (Lead Daily Call)
July 14, 1954: "At Seth Bullock lookout a blaze was located one half mile from the tower. The fire, which burned two acres was controlled by the Pactola ranger and crew." (The Black Hills Weekly)
1975: The original tower was removed by using explosive charges on the legs. ("IMAGES OF AMERICA BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST Harney Peak and the Historic Lookout Towers" by Jan Cerney and Roberta Sago - Arcadia Publishing 2011) The replacement tower is a CL-100 Series all steel tower and observation cab located a short distance from the original site.