May 25, 1951: "The B.C. Forest Service expects to establish a new lookout in Merritt district this year. It will be situated on Hamilton Mountain, a 4950 foot peak about three miles southwest of the west end of Douglas Lake. It commands an excellent view of the upper Nicola River watershed and as far south as Aspen Grove. Up to this year that part of the district was poorly covered but with this new lookout established it is expected that early detection of fires will be possible which in turn will result in smaller fires and less damage with considerable saving in fire-fighting costs." (Merritt Herald)
July 6, 1951: "The new Forest Service lookout on Hamilton Mountain will be in operation next week when it is expected the new access road will be completed, a tent will be used at first, but before the end of the season it is expected to have a permanent pre-fabricated building constructed. Johnny Wenlock of Chu Chua will man the lookout." (Merritt Herald)
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