July 24, 1935: "The first forest fire of the 1935 season in the Lewis and Clark national forest was reported Monday by W.B. Willey, supervisor of the forest. The blaze, extent of which is unknown, was sighted from Monument peak and was reported by the observer as being located near the junction of Fisher creek and Tenderfoot creek." (The Independent Record)
October 14, 1937: "Not satisfied with the height of mountain peaks on which lookout cabins are customarily placed, the forest service is now taking steps to place such stations in the Lewis and Clark national forest on 50-foot towers, it was revealed a few days ago. Raising the lookout cabins 50 feet, it was found, will in practically all cases enable the lookout to see fires near them as well as those some distance away. Main supports for the towers are four 50-foot logs, from 18 to 20 inches in diameter at the base and not less than 10 inches in diameter at the top. Inside the bracing which joins the log upright, winding stairways lead to the top, where the 14-foot square lookout cabin is mounted. Extending entirely around the outside of the cabin are 2-foot catwalks. Four towers have been completed or are nearing completion in the Lewis and Clark forest, all are in the little Belt mountains. One of these stations is located on Monument peak," (Big Timber Pioneer)
1999: Due to stability issues of the unused tower, the cab was removed from the tower and placed on the ground, refurbished and later placed in the Recreational Rental program.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - MONUMENT PID - RW0476 STATE/COUNTY- MT/MEAGHER COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - MONUMENT PEAK (1995)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 (JCC) STATION IS ON MONUMENT PEAK, NEAR THE MONUMENT PEAK LOOKOUT TOWER, ABOUT 25 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF STOCKETT, 17-1/2 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF NEIHART AND 14 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MONARCH, BETWEEN THE HEADWATERS OF DRY FORK SMITH RIVER AND LOGGING CREEK.
TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN STOCKETT, GO SOUTHEASTERLY FOR 0.05 MILE TO THE JUNCTION WITH THE MAIN ROAD. TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTHERLY FOR 3.5 MILES TO A FORK AND A SIGN EVANS. TAKE LEFT FORK (DIRT ROAD) AND GO 15.5 MILES TO A SIGN LOGGING CREEK. CONTINUE ON LOGGING CREEK ROAD FOR 1.0 MILE TO THE ENTRANCE TO THE LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST. CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD FOR 3.1 MILES TO THE MEADE CREEK RANGER STATION ON THE RIGHT. CONTINUE AHEAD FOR 0.3 MILE TO A FORK AT A SIGN MONUMENT PK 13. TAKE RIGHT FORK AND GO 2.2 MILES TO THE LOGGING CREEK CAMP AND A FORK. TAKE RIGHT FORK AND GO 7.9 MILES TO A SIGN MONUMENT PK LO 4 AND A FORK. TAKE RIGHT FORK AND GO 3.4 MILES TO A SIGN MONUMENT PK LO 1 AND A FORK. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND GO 0.35 MILE TO THE LOOKOUT TOWER AND THE STATION.