In 1928 the Los Angeles County Forestry Department constructed a fire lookout in the western high point of Blue Ridge. As with most county towers, the Blue Ridge lookout station was built with a nearby stone cabin for the lookout staff. It stood only for 2 years as the forest service decided it would be best to move it to a location in the Santa Monica Mountains (to Bodel Peak). So the structure and history were only here briefly. Today, the site is a location for private towers and the Frost benchmark at 8484 feet. There are concrete footings at site but its not certain whether they belong to the tower or the cabin.
Fire lookout at Blue Ridge circa 1927-28, John Robinson collection
Four concrete footings on the Blue Ridge site
Closer look of the footings
Toppled Frost Benchmark
Frost Benchmark from 1930
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