January 18, 1925: "The facilities and emergency equipment comprise mess and fire fighting equipment for 20 men, and a steel lookout tower 35 feet high, which, situated on Dog mountain, overlooks practically the entire Stillwater basin. In cooperation with the forest service, this station is connected by telephone with state forest warden's headquarters and the headquarters of the U.S. forest ranger. The tower during the serious fire season last year proved to be an effective aid in the protection of the state's 90,000 acres in the Stillwater State Forest." (The Sunday Missoulian"
May 29, 1925: “For the important phase of forest work, the Stillwater State forest is thoroughly equipped. A steel lookout tower, 35 feet high, on Dog Mountain in about the center of the forest, commands the detection system of the forest. It has telephone connection with the U.S.F.S. Ranger quarters. The protection costs of the State Forest for efficient and effective service are estimated at $20,000 per year.” (The Hardin Tribune)
June 15, 1925: "The larger State Forests are being thoroughly organized for all forestry activities. The Stillwater State Forest, for instance, is thoroughly organized for all lines of work. A big timber sale business is done there. A lookout tower on Dog Mt. overlooks most of the forest. A splendid unit of fire-fighting equipment -- a portable gasoline pump and 2000 ft. of fire hose -- is located at the Forest Warden's station, available for use." (The Forest Patrolman)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - DOG MOUNTAIN LOT PID - TN0859 STATE/COUNTY- MT/FLATHEAD COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - OLNEY (1994)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (OSR) STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 13 MILES WEST AND 12 MILES NORTH OF WHITEFISH, 3-3/4 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE STILLWATER RANGER STATION, 1 MILE SOUTHWEST OF U.S. HIGHWAY 93, BETWEEN THE UPPER STILLWATER AND DOG LAKES, ON DOG MOUNTAIN AND IN THE NORTH CENTRAL PORTION OF SECTION 31, T 33 N, R 23 W.
IT IS A WINDOWED, WOOD FRAME CABIN ELEVATED BY A 4-LEGGED WOOD POLE FRAMEWORK HAVING AN OVERALL HEIGHT OF 45 FEET. A TRAVERSE CONNECTION WAS MADE FROM THE DETERMINED CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER TO TRIANGULATION STATION DOG, THE DISTANCE BEING 19.405 METERS OR 63.67 FEET.
STATION RECOVERY (1966)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1966 STATION HAS BEEN DESTROYED.
STATION RECOVERY (1967)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1967 (HJS) THE STATION HAS BEEN DESTROYED. THE TOWER WAS BURNED DOWN ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO.