Beacon Tower Near Polkinghorne Spring, Nevada

Jack Fawcett visited this tower near Polkinghorne Spring, Nevada on June 2, 2016. The tower was nearly intact, except for the glass lens (pieces of which he found at the site) and the carbide tanks. There is 4WD vehicle access to within one mile of the tower; from there, a hike up the hill is required. A geocache is hidden at the site as well.

According to website contributor Harvey Hartman, this tower is of the style produced by IDECO (the International Derrick & Equipment Company), as shown in the 1928 brochure IDECO Airway and Airport Beacon Towers.

Approximate coordinates of the tower are N40.228794°, W117.741353°.

Beacon tower
Beacon tower
Inside the tower base
Inside the tower base
Climbing the tower!
Climbing the tower!
At the top
At the top



One thought on Beacon Tower Near Polkinghorne Spring, Nevada

  • Harvey Hartman says:

    Great Find! I’m surprised that the tower and it’s beacon are still intact after all these years. Any chance of getting some close-up pictures of the beacon added?

    Harvey Hartman
    Waller, TX

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