Tohnitsha Lookout
US 434, NM 9

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 434, NM 9 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered July 20, 2002
Nominated by Dave Lorenz
Location Navajo Indian Reservation
San Juan County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 36° 09.232' W 108° 53.355' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 09' 14" W 108° 53' 21"
N 36.153870° W 108.889250°
Elevation 8,973 ft (2,735 m)
Built 1936
Administered by Navajo Indian Reservation
Cooperators Bureau of Indian Affairs


Although the Aermotor tower is most common, there were a number of International Derrick manufactured fire towers erected in the southwest in the 1930’s and early 1940’s. One of these is Tohnitsha Lookout on the Navajo Reservation it is 82.9’ high with a 7’x7’ metal cab built in 1936.


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