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Wetmore Lookout Tower

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1930s. 2518 Federal Forest Hwy. 13, 1.2 miles south of Wetmore
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)

Enrollees of the CCC erected the one-hundred-foot-tall steel tower and stairway on a high point of land for use in detecting forest fires. The vertical members of the structure are braced with horizontal, vertical, and cross members. Nine flights of stairs, each concluding at a landing, rise up through the center of the steel superstructure and lead, eventually, to an enclosed lookout at the top of the tower.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Wetmore Lookout Tower", [, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 533-533.

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