1936: "The Association expended in labor, equipment and supplies $703.77 constructing two lookout stations, one on Baber Mountain. Mr. W.J. Southwell, was used part time as lookout on Baber Mountain" (Lincoln FPA Annual Report)
1938: "Tent floor for Baber Mountain Lookout, cost 6.00. Labor done by CCC." (Lincoln FPA Annual Report)
1939: "Purchased 10 acres for Baber Mountain Lookout site for $77.69." (Lincoln FPA Annual Report)
1940: "The CCC crew constructed one 40 foot tower with 14 x 14 cabin on top, wood construction and concrete foundation, at Baber Mountain Lookout. T!!S R(W Sec 18." (Lincoln FPA Annual Report)
July 22, 1941: "Chester Sparks is the fire patrolman stationed at the Mount Baber lookout this year. He went to work there last week. There has not been a fire here as yet." (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
January 22, 1942: "The lookout on Mount Baber which has been closed because the telephone line was down because of the ice storm of several weeks ago will again be opened and observers will be there 24 hours a day." (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
Activated: March 9, 1942. Eugene Filter Center.
June 24, 1942: "This post was visited June 10. A young college couple, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bannister, took over this post on May 26. Improvements consist of a 14x14 Aladdin cabin on a 40 foot tower. There is no garage or woodshed. A 16x18 garage and a woodshed should be constructed as soon as possible. The garage should be sealed in, floored and ample windows installed for occupancy as living quarters for the winter. In the summer it can be used as sleeping quarters for the observer off duty. The road to the post was impassable during my visit due to recent heavy rains. An emergency fire crew camp was being fixed for occupancy at the highway terminus of this road and is expected to be in this vicinity all summer. The crew will be used to some extent to improve the road so it can be used next winter in servicing the post. The road leading to the post was badly rutted on the slope near the top. About 3/4 mile of road, from top on down, needs grading and drainage. Graveling would help but it was considered too expensive to gravel with AWS funds, and therefore disapproved." (Inspection Report from W.N. Parke, AWS Inspector, to James Frankland, USFS)
1942: "We constructed one lookout ground cabin 18 x 20 on Baber Mountain." (Lincoln FPA Annual Report)
1943: A woodshed was constructed. (Lincoln FPA Annual Report)
1954: Lightning arrestor installed on the Baber Mountain Lookout. (Lincoln FPA Annual Report)
1955: "Repaired and painted inside the cabin at Baber Mountain." (Lincoln FPA Annual Report)
1956: "The buildings maintained and painted were the Baber Mountain ground cabin." (Lincoln FPA Annual Report)
1959: "At Baber Mountain Lookout, the catwalk was repaired, as well as the door that had been broken down during the preceding winter season. Also, the windows and shutters were repaired and the ground cabin painted." (Lincoln FPA Annual Report)
1960: "Repair Baber Mountain Lookout tower door and broken windows in tower and ground cabin, as well as installed new wind guage pole." (Lincoln FPA Annual Report)
1969: The lookout was dismantled. The lookout had not been used for several years and between wind damage and vandalism repairs were too expensive.