August 17, 1955: "George Russell, veteran forest service lookout man, witnessed the birth of twin fawns to a wild doe last week. Emmett Calvert, district ranger at Mad River, says the chances of a person witnessing a 'blessed event' of animals in the wild are so remote as to be almost impossible. In this case the doe, along with several others had made her home near Horse Ridge Lookout Station for some time, and Russell was fortunate enough to be watching the doe below his tower. Russell reports that the mother and her two offspring are doing fine and are still living near the station. Papa was nowhere to be seen. He was probably looking for a good dense thicket to use for a hideout during hunting season." (Ukiah Daily Journal)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - HORSE RIDGE LOOKOUT TOWER PID - LU2190 STATE/COUNTY- CA/TRINITY COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - FOREST GLEN (1979)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 (JCC) THE STATION IS ABOUT 3-1/2 MILES EAST AND 8 MILES SOUTH OF FOREST GLEN, 5-1/2 MILES EAST AND 4 MILES SOUTH OF RUTH ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF HORSE RIDGE.
THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE BASE OF THE LOOKOUT. IT IS A 14 BY 14 FOOT CABIN SUPPORTED BY 8 WOODEN LEGS, PAINTED WHITE AND 50 FEET HIGH.