October 3, 1935: "Mrs. Chas. McDaniel is spending the week with her husband at the Ant Hill lookout station." (Heppner Gazette-Times)
August 19, 1937: "Mrs C. H. McDaniel motored to Ant Hill lookout Sunday to visit C. H. McDaniel who is stationed there." (Heppner Gazette-Times)
September 7, 1939: "Jim Stevens came home Sunday night from Ant Hill lookout station, but will return later on some other work for the forest service." (Heppner Gazette-Times)
July 12, 1947: "One death was chalked up Friday to a line squall which whipped clouds of dust across Eastern Oregon and Washington, uprooting trees, disrupting power and communications lines and damaging wheat crops. Supervisor Carl M. Ewing of the Umatilla national forest reported that Gladwin E. Hudson, 17-year-old Heppner high school student employed as forest service lookout on Anthill, near Monument, was fatally injured by a falling limb. Wind velocity reached 60 miles an hour in Pendleton, striking with stunning force at 4:23 P.M. Thursday. The squall, traveling with a rolling, billowing effect, threw up a wall of dust one to two miles high." (The Oregonian)
August 14, 1953: "District Asst. Wright on the Heppner District drove into Ant Hill LO on August 7 and found himself in the middle of a herd of elk. His pickup escaped damage in the stampede but his nerves are still jittery. No reservations being accepted for quarters at Ant Hill during the coming elk season." (Umatilla National Forest News)
January 22, 1956: "This coming season one more will be gone when Ant Hill L.O. is also dismantled." (Heppner Ranger District Annual Report)
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1936 STATION LOCATED IS THE CENTER OF THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE ANT HILL LOOKOUT TOWER, WHICH CONSISTS OF A HOUSE ON A 16-FOOT TOWER. FOREST ROADS LEAD TO THE LOOKOUT. TURN OFF THE HEPPNER-SPRAY HIGHWAY AT TAMARACK JUNCTION, DRIVE TO ANT HILL JUNCTION, THENCE TO STATION. STATION IS MARKED BY A DISK IN CONCRETE POST UNDER CENTER OF TOWER.
STATION RECOVERY (1941)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1941 (ANS) THIS OCCUPIED STATION IS CENTER OF U.S. FOREST SERVICE ANT HILL LOOKOUT TOWER, WHICH CONSISTS OF HOUSE ON 16-FOOT TOWER. HOUSE HAS PYRAMIDAL ROOF. IT IS ABOUT 12 MILES AIR LINE NE OF SPRAY, AND ABOUT 8 MILES N OF KIMBERLY. FOREST ROADS LEAD TO LOOKOUT. TURN OFF HEPPNER-SPRAY HIGHWAY (OREGON 207) AT TAMARACK JUNCTION, DRIVE TO ANT HILL JUNCTION, THENCE TO STATION. STATION MARKED BY U.S.F.S. DISK IN CONCRETE POST UNDER CENTER OF TOWER.