c.1935: A 35-foot lookout tower operated by the State Department of Forestry. Reported to the Marshfield Headquarters via West Coast Telephone line.
August 19, 1935: Panorama photos taken.
1937: "Bennetts Butte. This lookout is located on the east point of two points that make up this butte. Another point lies to the northwest with not over 20' difference in elevation. The present lookout is located on the east point. This lookout house was built 9 or 10 years ago with the foundation well decayed. A 50' tower on the middle point would add a large percentage to the direct visibility on the west side which is greatly needed." (S.L. Miller Field Report)
1942: The association built a new lookout on Bennett's Butte located in section 20, T30S, R13W. The 14 x 14 was paid for with AWS and FFE funds. (Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1942)
1942: The lookout was staffed under the Air Warning Service.