Resettlement Administration > Kaniksu > Colville National Forest 37N-40E-3
May 26, 1934: “Work has started on establishment of a spike camp on Rogers mountain. A look-out is being established on this peak and there is considerable trail building to be done.” (The Colville Examiner)
July 16, 1938: A large block of timberland administered by the Resettlement Administration transferred to the newly formed Kaniksu National Forest. (The Colville Examiner)
1959: In a 'forty years ago' column found in a November 3,1999 issue: "Sunday night the Rogers Mountain lookout blew down. It was built in 1934 by the USFS and CCC. It stood above the Van Stone mine." (The Statesman Examiner) - Ruins remain on the ground.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - ROGERS LOOKOUT TOWER PID - TO0856 STATE/COUNTY- WA/STEVENS COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - ALADDIN (1992)
DESCRIBED BY US BUREAU OF RECLAMATION 1933 (FGJ) ON THE HIGHEST PART OF ROGERS MOUNTAIN RIDGE, AT THE NORTHEAST END.
TO REACH FROM NORTHPORT, TAKE THE NORTHPORT-ALADDIN-COLVILLE ROAD AND GO 12.0 MILES, TAKE RIGHT FORK ON COLVILLE-CHEWELAH ROAD AND GO 6.3 MILES, TAKE RIGHT FORK ON COLVILLE-CHEWALAH ROAD AND GO 5.7 MILES TO RANCH HOUSE AND U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BENCH MARK, TURN RIGHT AND PROCEED 1.7 MILES TO TOP OF DIVIDE AND ROAD FORKS. CONTINUE ON FOOT UP LEFT FORK, KEEP RIGHT AT NEXT FORK, CONTINUE TO BRIDGE, CROSS BRIDGE, CONTINUE NORTHWARD THROUGH BRUSH AND BURNT TIMBER TO SUMMIT OF RIDGE, AND THENCE LEFT ALONG RIDGE TO STATION. THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE IS IMPROVING THE ROADS IN HERE AND EXPECTS TO CUT A TRAIL TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAN.