August 8, 1932: "The Clover Ridge forest road which leaves the Oregon Coast highway 10 miles north of Florence and will extend to Cape mountain is progressing rapidly and will probably be finished about the middle of the month, according to R.S. Shelley, supervisor of the Siuslaw national forest. The crew has built the road to within a mile of the mountain. A lookout station will be built on Cape mountain when the road is completed." (The Eugene Guard)
1933: An L-4 ground house was constructed.
February 13, 1934: Panorama photos taken by Hoagland.
1941: Mr. Harvey Welty, the Mapleton district forest ranger has been appointed to organize airplane observation posts. Cape mountain, one of the posts established.
July 11, 1943: ":Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ready have resigned their positions at the Cape Mountain forestry lookout station, being relieved by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dennis of Clatskanie. The Readys will go to their ranch near Sibaco." (The Eugene Guard)
1951: The lookout house was removed from the site. According to Pat Lake of Florence, in an interview in the early 1980’s. The building was moved to a private site on Heceta Beach Road north of Florence.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - CAPE MOUNTAIN LOH PID - QE2601 STATE/COUNTY- OR/LANE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - MERCER LAKE (1984)
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1936 THIS UNCHECKED STATION IS CENTER OF U.S. FOREST SERVICE LOOKOUT HOUSE ON HIGHEST POINT OF CAPE MOUNTAIN.