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)
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.