Photo courtesy of Jacob Hufnagle
|Registry Numbers||US 1279, MN 11 (view other lookouts in United States, Minnesota)|
|Date Registered||June 5, 2018|
|Nominated by||Jacob Hufnagle|
|Location||Saint Louis County, Minnesota|
N 47° 48.820' W 092° 12.921' (view using Google Maps)
N 47° 48' 49" W 092° 12' 55"
N 47.813672° W 092.215344°
|Elevation||1,627 ft (496 m)|
|Administered by||Minnesota Department of Natural Resources|
Jacob Peak Fire Tower was is a 60-foot steel internal stairway tower constructed in 1934. It is not the first tower at this site.
Minnesota state forester William T. Cox said of a previous tower at this site in 1920: "The equipment for the Jasper Peak Lookout at Tower was completed and gave excellent service this season. This is perhaps the most valuable observation post in the state. It gives a view over a large scope of country and has saved many times its cost by making possible quick action on fires."