March 29, 1934: "Projects tentatively approved are the building of a tower and lookout on Ward Mountain west of Hamilton." (Ravalli Republic)
July 2, 1934: "The construction of a lookout was begun on Ward mountain by A. Daws and J.A. Halder." (The Missoulian)
July 16, 1959: "Paul Honey will go up to Ward Mountain Thursday or Friday." (Ravalli Republic)
June 13, 1962: "Ward Mountain: Robert Starr, Missoula, a forestry school student at Montana State University. This is his first season with the Forest Service." (Ravalli Republic)
June 21, 1963: "Ward Mountain: Delos Jan Mettler, Great Falls, formerly of Hamilton. Mettler is a recent high school graduate." (Ravalli Republic)
July 3, 1969: "Dale Broeder of Whitney, Neb., will be on Ward Mountain. Broeder, a second year man on the district, is studying business administration at Chadron State College at Chadron, Neb." (Ravalli Republic)
June 22, 1971: "Fire control officer Bob Graham said the old system of fire lookouts has been trimmed down slightly this season because of better detection methods. The Bitter Root Forest has closed Ward Mountain on the Darby district." (Ravalli Republic)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - WARD MTN ET PID - RY0860 STATE/COUNTY- MT/RAVALLI COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - WARD MOUNTAIN (1964)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1964 LOCATED ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF WARD MOUNTAIN, APPROXIMATELY 8 MI. (AIRLINE) SW. OF HAMILTON, MONTANA, IN THE SE. 1/4 SEC. 24, T. 33 N., R. 22 W. PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN MONTANA.
REACHED BY HELICOPTER
TO REACH FROM HAMILTON, GO S. ON U.S. HIGHWAY 93, 4 MI. TO ROARING LION CREEK RD., TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW RD. 2.5 MI. TO JUNCTION T-TRAIL, TURN LEFT AND FOLLOW TRAIL 5 MI. TO SUMMIT AND STATION.
A STANDARD USGS TABLET WAS SET IN CONCRETE ON BEDROCK AT THE CENTER 'OF THE PRESENT LOOKOUT TOWER.