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Lunde Peak Lookout

History

Lunde Peak was first built in 1930 by Bill Simmons and Earl Williams. L-4 style 14x14ft frame precut lookout house was built from 1929 to 1953.

“It was also referred to as an Aladdin. It has a peaked roof and wooden panels that are mounted horizontally over the windows in the summer to provide shade and lowered over the windows in winter. Early models have a gable roof while later models have a hip roof.

Oscar Gilmore stands in the door of the Lunde Peak fire lookout in this 1931 photograph taken by Louis Hartig.”

The Lookout was removed in 1963.

Thank you to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests archives for the photography and information.

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