April 6, 1931: "Work will shortly be started on a lookout house on Smith Mountain which commands a view of large areas in Fresno and Monterey counties." (Reno Evening Gazette)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - SMITH MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT HOUSE PID - GU3503 STATE/COUNTY- CA/MONTEREY COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - SMITH MOUNTAIN (1981)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1944 (JCS) STATION IS ABOUT 9 MILES SSE OF PRIEST VALLEY, ON A HIGH ROCKY PEAK WHICH IS KNOWN AS SMITH MOUNTAIN AND IS THE HIGHEST POINT IN THIS VICINITY
IT IS A SQUARE FRAME LOOKOUT HOUSE OF THE CALIFORNIA DIVISION 'OF FORESTRY. IT IS PAINTED WHITE AND HAS A PYRAMIDAL-SHAPED ROOF. IT IS ABOUT 11 BY 11 FEET ON ITS EXTERIOR. IT WAS LOCATED BY TRAVERSE FROM STATION MITH AND IS 12.808 METERS E OF MITH.
THE POINT LOCATED WAS THE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT HOUSE.