July 24, 1930: "Material for a lookout station to be erected on Palisade mountain east of the Butterfly ranger station on Willow creek were taken last week on pack mules to the building site. The timber was sawed in eight-foot lengths for placing on the mules to be taken over the nine miles of steep trail to the high point. The work was on charge of Charles Cook. Trucks conveyed the building material to the ranger station." (Ravalli Republican)
August 14, 1930: "Forest lookout station will be constructed on Palisade mountain east of Butterfly ranger station on Willow creek." (Ravalli Republican)
November 3, 1930: "A new standard lookout cabin was constructed on Palisade mountain at the head of Willow, Gold and Burnt Fork creeks." (The Daily Missoulian)
June 13, 1962: "Pallisade: Sammy Little, Stevensville, who attends Montana State College and is an engineering student. This is Mr. Little's second year on the district." (Ravalli Republic)
June 21, 1963: "Pallisade: "Steve Livergood of Stevensville, who plans to enroll as a Forestry student at Montana State University this fall." (Ravalli Republic)
1967: The lookout was replaced by the new Willow Mountain lookout, duties were transferred and the structure removed.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - PALISADE PID - RX0987 STATE/COUNTY- MT/RAVALLI COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - BURNT FORK LAKE (1974)
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1965 STATION IS LOCATED ON THE DOUBLE ROCKY TOP OF A DIVIDING RIDGE BETWEEN WILLOW CREEK AND BURNT FORK LAKE WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 14 MILES DUE EAST OF CORVALLIS, MONTANA
ROUTE TO STATION--TO REACH STATION FROM CORVALLIS PROCEED UP WILLOW CREEK TO THE END OF ROAD THENCE BY TRAIL APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES ABOVE OLD SAWMILL WHERE TRAIL FORKS. TAKE THE LEFT HAND FORK OF TRAIL TO SUMMIT AND STATION
STATION MARK--A STANDARD USDA FOREST SERVICE BRASS CAP IN ROCK NORTHEAST OF OLD L.O.T.