July 4, 1957: "There is some chance that a temporary lookout will be posted on Lookout mountain by BLM." (Baker Record-Courier)
July 25, 1957: "Euel Davis, district range manager, said also that a new lookout has been authorized on a temporary basis on Lookout Mt. which will improve both Oregon and Idaho detection and communication." (Baker Record-Courier)
June 26, 1958: "The BLM will man the new station at Lookout mountain starting July 1." (Baker Record-Courier)
August 28, 1958: "Two temporary fire lookouts are watching over a wide are this fire season. One is on Lookout Mountain on the Baker district. He scans the rugged Snake River Canyon and the Burnt River and Powder river country." (Baker Record-Courier)
June 18, 1959: "Frank Gardner took his station today on Lookout mountain at the new BLM station as the Baker office took first action in connection with 1959 fire plans under Ron Younger, assistant range manager." (The Record-Courier)
June 21, 1961: "BLM maintains a fire lookout on Lookout Mountain during the season for the detection and reporting of all wildland fires. With cross readings from Forest Service lookouts a wildland fire is pin pointed with very good accuracy." (Baker Democrat Herald)
1963: A standard BLM, design of the 1960's, two-story structure was built.
August 1, 1975: "Baker District Bureau of Land Management is charged with fire protection of approximately one-half million acres of public lands. To handle this, each fire season the BLM hires a crew of temporary firefighters. This summer, a crew of twenty-one has been hired for fire suppression including two who take their shifts at manning the fire lookout tower on Big Lookout Mountain." (The Record-Courier)