June 26, 1935: “Art Turk was sent out this week as lookout on Clark's Peak. He is the first lookout sent out this season in the Thompson Falls district. Clark's Peak is located on the south side of the river overlooking Thompson Falls. Because of visual observation mapping Mt. Silcox, the major observation peak in the district, was discontinued, and will only be used in emergencies, and Clark's Peak takes its place. Clark's Peak has been fully equipped and a very thorough weather observation station set up there, including such instruments as a rain gauge, minimum and maximum thermometer, sling psychrometer, wood cylinders and anemometer.” (The Sanders County Independent-Ledger)
September 25, 1935: “A crew of men on Clarks peak last Saturday was cleaning up around the lookout and burning brush when a high wind whipped the fire out of control into timber and they were unable to control it. Before the fire was checked 48 men in all had to come to the rescue.” (The Sanders County Independent-Ledger)
May 26, 1943: “It may interest some to know that Miss Margaret Sullivan, one of our teachers will be stationed on Clark Peak lookout overlooking the valley, watching for fires this summer the Forest Service advises. Other women have also made application for these normally exclusive 'he-man' jobs but definite assignments have not yet been made. Sometimes lookouts are stationed three and four days by pack train from the nearest supply point, way back in the high country. Miss Sullivan is a native Montana girl, raised around Heron, and is familiar with mountain conditions.” (The Sanders County Independent-Ledger)
July 14, 1943: “Miss Margaret Sullivan is employed this summer by the forest service as a lookout on Clark's Peak in the Thompson Falls district. She went up on the peak on July 1st.” (The Sanders County Independent-Ledger)
July 21, 1955: “Gerald Metcalf of Missoula, son of Congressman and Mrs. Lee Metcalf, manned the Clarks peak lookout last week making the fifth fire spotting post in the Thompson Falls ranger district to be manned.” (The Sanders County Independent-Ledger)
July 16, 1959: “Clark Peak Monday became the fifth lookout in the Thompson Falls ranger district to be manned for the summer season. Ronald Wallace, an MSU forestry student from Zion, Ill., was assigned to the lookout.” (Sanders County Ledger)
July 7, 1960: “A joint birthday picnic was held at Clark Peak lookout Saturday when Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Baxter and son, Bob, accompanied by Bob Calkins, a Forest Service employee and student at Texas A. and M. from San Antonio, Tex. Drove up to the lookout manned by John Kelly, a University of Texas student from Houston, Tex. Both Bob Baxter and John Kelly were 20 July 2.” (Sanders County Ledger)
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1953 RECOVERED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS
STATION LOCATED 4.0 MI. (AIRLINE) S. OF THOMPSON FALLS, ON RIDGE BETWEEN EAST FORK DRY CREEK AND CLARK FORK RIVER.
TO REACH STATION FROM THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA, GO NW. ON HIGHWAY 10A 0.3 MI. TO STREET SW. TURN LEFT AND CROSS TWO BRIDGES AND CONTINUE ONTO CROSSROADS, TAKE RD. TO CABIN CITY AND FOLLOW THIS ROAD 7.0 MI. TO RD. FORK, TAKE LEFT RD. AND FOLLOW 5.0 MI. TO TOP AND STATION.
STATION MARK - - CENTER OF LOOKOUT TOWER WAS INTERSECTED.