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Bunker Hill Lookout

US 593, California 64

Eldorado National Forest
California

Elevation:  7502'
Coordinates:  N39 2.962 W120 22.824
Administrative Unit:  U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators:  Pacific Ranger District

Date Registered:  9 /21/2004

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Bunker Hill Lookout is a one-of-a-kind structure built by Joe Bauman who was a long time Forest Service employee in 1942.  Further information can be found on Michael Brattland's historical page at www.gerlecreek.com/documents/gerlecreek.htm  under Bunker Hill.

  The original station on the Eldorado National Forest was a 14x14 live-in R-5 cab.  Later it was one of three sites selected to receive this special stone tower (the other two are on the Lassen and the Los Padres National Forests).

The two photos of Bunker Hill below were taken by Linton A. Brown, Sr. on July 28, 1957.  The lookouts at the time were Mr. and Mrs. O'Neal:

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