Siskiyou National Forest > Six Rivers National Forest
1935: A lookout cabin constructed. (A History of the Siskiyou National Forest - 1939)
May 1940: "Seen area covers principally lightning country, while suppression area takes in both lightning and man-caused fires. Suggested dates are a fair average of past use of this position." (Plans, Guard Placement, Siskiyou National Forest)
October 16, 1943: AWS station 'Mike 6-1' was placed on inactive status but is retained on the inventory. No AWS improvements were involved. (Report of Aircraft Warning Service Stations, May 1, 1944)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - RATTLESNAKE LOOKOUT TOWER PID - MX1281 STATE/COUNTY- CA/DEL NORTE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - CANT HOOK MTN (1982)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1941 (JCS) STATION IS LOCATED ON THE NE SLOPE OF LITTLE RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAIN IN THE SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST, LYING ABOUT 13 MILES ESE OF CRESCENT CITY AND ABOUT 1 MILE W OF THE S FORK OF THE SMITH RIVER.
THE TOWER IS OF WOOD, PAINTED WHITE, 14 FEET SQUARE AT THE TOP, AND ABOUT 25 FEET HIGH. THERE IS A SMALL GARAGE AND STORE SHED ABOUT 150 FEET E OF THE TOWER. THE TOP OF THE U.S.F.S. TOWER WAS INTERSECTED.
STATION RECOVERY (1977)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1977 (EEM) THE LOOKOUT TOWER NO LONGER EXISTS.