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Billings (Summit) Lookout is the answer for Trivia 546 a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: One of 20 in 1942
Tuesday: Renamed in honor of a man inportant to the area
Thursday: Over 4,000 feet high
Friday: One structure originally
Saturday: Later two structures
Monday: Built in 1938
Tuesday: Potlatch Forests
Wednesday: In 1942 overlooked the largest body of white pine in the world, according to a news account.
Thursday: Eight miles north of Pierce
Friday: L-4 type cabin
Saturday: 82 feet high
Billings (Summit) Lookout, eight miles from Pierce, was renamed for C.L. Billings and his work as past president of the Clearwater Timber Protective Association and General Manager of Potlatch Forests, Inc.
A pole platform was built in 1927, according to University of Idaho digital docs of regional media. A new 86-foot lookout tower was completed in 1938. It opened up considerable country that had not been well covered from other points. A lookout tower of the L-4 type was built and on the ground, there was a cabin with a cement foundation. The association supplied the skilled labor and was assisted by a few Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees.
It was renamed in 1949 in recognition of the work of Billings. Idaho dignitaries headed by Governor C.A. Robins, and officials of CTPA, PFI and members of his family were in attendance July 10, 1949 to dedicate the lookout in his honor.
It was destroyed in 1962.
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