August 26, 1932: " A nine mile long telephone line is to be built to Trout Creek Butte and a 75-foot steel tower and ground cabin to be constructed. (The Bend Bulletin)
1933: The 75-foot Aermotor steel tower with 7x7 cab was constructed at a cost of $1,645.37.
August 7, 1933: " Under construction for two weeks, the Trout Creek mountain lookout tower, of steel construction, will be completed this week end, according to information from Ed Florence, in charge of the work for the forest service. Florence is being assisted by a crew of 20 men from the “CCC” camp on the Metolius River. Work of erecting the steel was started this morning. Five hundred cubic yards of concrete was used in making the abutments for the lofty tower, 80 feet high."(The Bend Bulletin)
1934: A 14x16 wood frame cabin was constructed to be used for living quarters.
**** A plan T-1E 16x18 wood frame garage was constructed.
July 17, 1935: " Believed to have been a “hangover” blaze from a recent electric storm, a fire flare up in the timber on the southeast side of Black Crater last night and was spotted from Trout Creek Butte at 11 P.M. At 3 A. M., a crew was dispatched to the blaze and lookouts reported today that it was apparently controlled without much difficulty. The fire was in a “blind spot” and the smoke was not seen by the primary lookouts." (The Bend Bulletin)
1936: In June, hazard sticks, balanced scales and wind recording instruments were installed.
September 17, 1937: "Dick Compton who has been lookout fireman on Trout Creek butte, will be moved to Black butte to act as lookout during hunting season. The Suttle lake fire guard station is to be closed and Paul Talonen, who is in charge there now, will act as lookout fireman at Trout Creek butte station until September 24, at which time he will leave for O.S.C." (The Bend Bulletin)
September 7, 1939: "Tim Woods who is lookout on Trout Creek butte was in Bend Tuesday on leave. The rain in the forest Monday night made the leave possible." (The Bend Bulletin)
October 11, 1958: "A group of forest service employes went to Trout Creek Lookout Monday evening to charivari Mr. and Mrs. Dick Stanley, who were recently married." (The Bend Bulletin)
1992: The outhouse was moved to the Sand Mountain Lookout, as part of the restoration project on that mountain.