March 25, 1935: "The Forest Service is planning to develop a fire lookout station in this locality and in connection with this is considering the opening up of a road to make the lookout accessible. The road would also be a benefit to the local community and the development of timber tracts in this locality. We are considering beginning work on this project providing rights-of-way can be secured without difficultly." (Letter to Mrs. N.L. LaDuke from Acting Forest Supervisor)
April 15, 1935: "The Forest Service is planning on constructing a fire lookout station on Greenleaf Ridge. In order to do this and give adequate fire protection to this country it is necessary that we build a road to this point." (Letter to Mrs. G.B. Hovenden from Acting Forest Supervisor)
August 18, 1938: Panorama photos taken.
September 7, 1937: "A road up Windy Peak, in the Greenleaf area, was completed recently and work on a 50-foot lookout tower started this week. The road leaves the Siuslaw highway west of Greenleaf and is about four and one-half miles in length." (The Eugene Guard)
1938: A 50-foot round pole timber tower was erected.
March 21, 1941: "Robert Knowles is stationed at Windy Creek." (The Siuslaw Oar)
August 31, 1941: "The five man crew (Forest Service) has been doing general maintenance work such as installing lightning protection on the Windy Peak lookout station." (The Eugene Guard)
April 15, 1943: "Mrs. John M. Beck and Annice Ellingson left for Windy Peak to relieve observers at that look-out for a week." (The Eugene Guard)
May 1, 1944: Aircraft Warning Service post 'William 9-1' utilized existing facilities owned by the Siuslaw National Forest. The station was winterized and very little AWS funds were expended. At the end of service the station was retained by the Forest Service for the original purpose of fire detection. (Report of the Aircraft Warning Service Stations)
September 16, 1947: "At Mapleton Ranger Station, where fire guards were called back to stations on Windy Peak and Henderson Peak Monday, rangers said the danger was less Tuesday, but that guards would remain on the peaks until all danger is past." (The Eugene Guard)
June 28, 1949: "Jack Francis of Michigan State University, Windy Peak. Francis is the only new lookout. He will have his wife and small son with him." (The Eugene Guard)