Bemidji Fire Tower
US 710, MN 9

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 710, MN 9 (view other lookouts in United States, Minnesota)
Date Registered November 2, 2007
Nominated by David Quam, Director, MN Chapter of the FFLA
Location Emmaville, Minnesota
Coordinates N 47° 05.696' W 094° 56.725' (view using Google Maps)
N 47° 05' 42" W 094° 56' 44"
N 47.094930° W 094.945420°
Elevation 1,521 ft (464 m)
Built 1935
Administered by Northern Lights Council No. 429, Boy Scouts of America
Cooperators Steve and Ehren Inkel and Ken Nye of Diversified Builders, Andy Kietzman (Camp Ranger) and MN chapter of the FFLA

Description

Built in 1935 by the Minnesota DNR, the Bemidji Fire Tower served as a lookout for 60 years. Decommissioned and transferred to MN DOT for an antenna site, the 100’ Aermotor tower with 7’x7’ metal cab became surplus again in 2006. In 2007 the Boy Scouts moved it to BSC Camp Wilderness where it was restored and reconstructed as an 80’ tower next to the mess hall.

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