June 8, 1938: “Plans are under way to construct the lookout at Bassoo Peak which lies on the divide between the Cabinet Forest and the Flathead Indian Reservation at the head of Rock Creek on the west and Bassoo Creek on the east.” (The Sanders County Independent-Ledger)
1938: 50' pole L-4 tower. (Kresek)
1964: L-4 cab. (Kresek)
1983: 2-story with shed roof. (Kresek)
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1940 (ANS) BASSOO PEAK LOOKOUT TOWER IS ON THE TOP OF BASSOO PEAK, A SHARP ROCKY PEAK ABOUT 9 MILES WNW OF NIARADA AND ABOUT 17 MILES NNW OF HOT SPRINGS IN THE CABINET NATIONAL FOREST. IT IS A U.S.F.S. LOOKOUT TOWER.
THE TOWER IS OF WOOD, ABOUT 30 FEET HIGH, AND 38 FEET N OF THE AZIMUTH MARK FOR U.S.C. AND G.S. STATION SNOWSTORM. STATION SNOWSTORM IS ABOUT 3-1/2 MILES SW.