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Old 07-02-2009, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Signal peak look out

Does anybody know the history of the stone building on signal peak?

It is obviously a look out of some kind, but when was it built and what were they looking for?

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Old 07-02-2009, 02:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could it be the same as the one in Utah?

"In southwestern Utah, approximately 15 miles northeast of St. George. Signal Peak is located in the Pine Valley Mountains in the Dixie National Forest. Signal is supposedly named because of its use in World War II when beacons were placed on the mountain to guide airplanes at night. Newly created legend has it that Signal Peak still acts as a beacon to Utah county peak baggers. Signal Peak is the highest point of the Pine Valley Range, which dominates the skyline north of the city of St. George in southwestern Utah."
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Or is it this?

John Rodgers | profile | all galleries >> Signal Peak Trip tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Signal Peak Trip
I first heard of Signal Peak from a video about Southern Pacific's snow removal operations on Donner Pass. Part of the discussion referred to the wooden snowsheds which used to cover many miles of the tracks in the upper reaches of the pass to keep the line open during the notorious Sierra winter snowstorms. One of the many problems associated with the sheds was that they had a tendency to catch fire in the summer. In order to spot these fires as soon as possible, the railroad in 1876 located a mountain top from which about 40 miles of their right-of-way could be seen. There they built a small two room stone structure and stationed a fire lookout. This was the very first fire lookout in the western United States. The structure is no longer in use as the few remaining snowsheds are of concrete construction.
My cousin Tom Rodgers invited me along on a California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs organized trip to Signal Peak and Cisco Butte, so I grabbed my camera and went!
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This should answer your question

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Old 07-03-2009, 08:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Great read! Thanks!!
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Very interesting. Always wondered about that
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Or for Central Pacific Railroad's position try:
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