1935: A lookout was constructed by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - MT TOM LOOKOUT TOWER PID - HR2770 STATE/COUNTY- CA/FRESNO COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - BALLOON DOME (1982)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1968 (CAA) A LOOKOUT SUPPORTED BY FOUR STEEL LEGS AND APPROXIMATELY 60 FEET IN HEIGHT, IS LOCATED ABOUT 9 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE HIGH SIERRA RANGE STATION, 9 MILES WEST OF THE WEST END OF LAKE EDISON AND 8-1/2 MILES NORTH OF LAKESHORE ON A HIGH MOUNTAIN KNOWN AS MT. TOM.