October 1, 1936: "A crew of ECW laborers started work last week cutting a right of way for a new road, which is to lead from the site of the old Dewey logging camp, just off the highway to Big Arm, to one of the peaks there, where they will construct a new 40-foot steel lookout tower for fire protection in the northern part of the reservation. The road will be about five miles in length and will be built similar to a forest service road." (The Missoulian)
October 22, 1936: "The Indian service this week received the new lookout tower from the forestry service which is to be placed on the mountain above Jette lake. As soon as the ECW crew complete the road to the location, which will be about two weeks, they will then start work on the tower. Four tamarack poles, about 40 feet high are to be set in concrete blocks and the station on a platform on top of the poles. The lookout station comes ready to set up and is packed in evenly weighed four foot lengths ready for packing on burros." (The Flathead Courier)
December 3, 1936: "Work on the Big Arm lookout station has been discontinued until next spring. Five and one-half miles of fencing between the highway and Jette lake, which is a part of that program, has been completed." (The Missoulian)
October 1, 1957: "Fire weather readings were begun at Jette lookout. It is planned to continue these readings and to complete a fire danger station at Hot Springs for the 1958 season." (Char-Koosta)
August 9, 1959: "Three brush and grass fires were reported in the Polson area this week. They were at the Jette Lake lookout and at Rocky Point." (The Daily Inter Lake)
September 15, 1960: "Although cumulus clouds boiled high over the Flathead early this week and some electrical storms were reported in the area cooler weather, and late summer rainfall had combined to lower burning indexes to close up the Jette Lake Lookout station for the year. The station was manned by Bill Dergelo this summer and played an important role in spotting forest and range fires on the Flathead reservation." (The Flathead Courier)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - BIG ARM LOOKOUT PID - SU0949 STATE/COUNTY- MT/LAKE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - ELMO (1964)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1940 (ANS) BIG ARM INDIAN SERVICE LOOKOUT TOWER IS ABOUT 8.0 MILES NW OF POLSON, 1.5 MILES SW OF BIG ARM ON THE CENTER AND HIGHEST POINT OF THREE PARTIALLY WOODED HILLS. THE CENTER OF LOOKOUT TOWER, 70.2 FEET N OF STATION JETTE WAS INTERSECTED.
STATION RECOVERY (1956)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1956 (VRS) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
TO REACH THE STATION FROM POLSON, GO NORTH ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 93 FOR 6.8 MILES TO A GRADED ROAD ON LEFT (WEST) AT SIGN JETTE L.O. TURN LEFT AND GO 0.15 MILE TO A FORK. TAKE LEFT FORK AND GO 4.25 MILES TO TOP OF HILL AND THE LOOKOUT TOWER.
THE PROPER NAME FOR THE TOWER IS NOW JETTE LAKE LOOKOUT TOWER.