DESIGNATION – GUALALA LOOOKOUT USFS
PID – JT1293
COUNTRY – US
USGS QUAD – MC GUIRE RIDGE (1991)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1956
9.3 MI NE FROM ANCHOR BAY.
0.6 MILE WEST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 1 FROM THE NORMAN PIERCE
SHELL SERVICE STATION AT ANCHOR BAY, THENCE 2.9 MILES NORTH
ALONG FISH ROCK ROAD, THENCE 5.6 MILES EAST ALONG SIGNAL RIDGE
ROAD, THENCE 0.2 MILE SOUTHEAST ALONG A BLADED DIRT ROAD, IN
R15W T12N S35, AT THE GUALALA LOOKOUT TOWER, IN THE TOP OF THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE CONCRETE FOOTING FOR THE SOUTHEAST
STEEL LEG, 25 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE ROAD, AND
ABOUT 1 1/2 FEET HIGHER THAN THE ROAD.
California Department of Forestry
January 2, 1929: “State Forest Inspector R.E. Roach has just concluded an agreement between the Division of Forestry and J.D. Lacey Co. which owns about 30,000 acres of timber on the Garcia and Gualala rivers in this country, whereby increased fire protection will be made possible by that company helping to provide funds for the work.
This coming spring a fire lookout station will be built and maintained on Gualala Peak, which overlooks an immense area of timberlands in southwest Mendicino county and northwest Sonoma. Besides the station many miles of fire breaks will be constructed in advantageous places in the district.
Much credit is due Ranger R.E. Roach and C.F. O’Brien, of Point Arena, caretaker of the J.D. Lacey holdings, as it was mainly due to their efforts this increased fire protection was made possible and it is sincerely hoped other timber owners in the above district can be induced to cooperate in the much needed work.” (Ukiah Republican Press)
April 30, 1929: “Ten miles of telephone line is in course of construction from Gualala Peak to Anker Bay. The State will station a lookout man on Gualala Peak this season.” (Redwood Journal)
July 19, 1930: “An observer will also be stationed at the lookout station which has just been built at the head of Gualala river and he will also go on duty next Monday. From that point all of southwestern Mendocino county and northwestern Sonoma will be under observation.” (Ukiah Dispatch Democrat)
June 28, 1935: “Next month the Gualala lookout station will be built. It will have a 60-foot-high steel tower and will command a splendid view of all of the Fifth Supervisoral district and the northern portion of Sonoma county.” (Ukiah Dispatch Democrat
July 26, 1935: “A CCC crew was sent to Gualala this week and they expect to be kept busy for some weeks erecting the steel lookout station which will command a view of all of the Fifth Supervisoral district and most of Sonoma county. They will also build a good motor road from the present county road to the station.” (Ukiah Dispatch Democrat)
August 14, 1935: “The steel fire lookout near Gualala is being built by CCC camp workers.” (Ukiah Republican Press)
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