1910: The site was developed as a tent camp and a 45-foot pole tower with an observation platform.
April 20, 1913: "Supervisor Raymond states that one of the most important features of the protective work planned for the immediate future is the establishing of three permanent lookout stations. One of these stations will be located on Mount Baldy, a prominent point on the Moyie divide. These stations will be connected by telephone with headquarters and will be so situated that the location of fires may be determined by triangulation." (The Daily Missoulian)
1927: A log cabin style lookout house with a cupola was constructed.
January 28, 1957: "Our memorandum of December 19, 1955, listed the replacement priority as follows, and we have added the road construction and lookout construction status: 1. Mt. Baldy - Road built 1956, tower and cab on Baldy ready for 1957 erection." (Memorandum to Regional Forester from Forest Supervisor)
1957: An L-4 lookout house was constructed atop a treated timber tower.
1961: After setting next to the tower for several years, the older lookout structure was removed.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - BALDY ET PID - TN0957 STATE/COUNTY- MT/LINCOLN COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - MOUNT BALDY (1983)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1963 STATION LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 25.5 MI. N. AND 1.5 MI. W. AIRLINE OF TROY, MONTANA, APPROXIMATELY 30 MI. N. AND 17 MI. W. AIRLINE OF LIBBY, MONTANA, ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF MOUNT BALDY, 60 FT. NNE. OF LOOKOUT TOWER.
TO REACH FROM TROY, MONTANA, TRAVEL NW. ON U.S. HIGHWAY 2 11.1 MI., THENCE RIGHT ON YAAK RIVER ROAD 19.1 MI. TO HELLROARING CREEK, TURN LEFT JUST BEFORE CROSSING BRIDGE, GO 1.5 MI. AND TAKE RD. TO RIGHT, PROCEED 4.3 MI. AND AGAIN TAKE RIGHT FORK. CONTINUE 2.6 MI. AND TAKE LEFT FORK AROUND HAIRPIN CURVE, AND FOLLOW MAIN TRACK RD., KEEPING RIGHT 5.3 MI. TO TOP OF MOUNTAIN AND STATION.