1925: A tree lookout was established at this point.
June 10, 1934: Panorama photos taken by James Rittenhouse.
September 10, 1934: "In the early summer Billy Stevenson assisted in building a lookout fire station on top of a high mountain east of Camas Valley. All the lumber, timbers and glass had to be packed in for the last 6 or 7 miles on the backs of a trio of decidedly erratic mules, loaned to the Coos County Fire Patrol Association. These animals were not very well broken but were very adept in unloading so that a good deal of time was spent in reloading." (News-Review)
1934: An L-4 lookout cabin was build atop a 10-foot tower.
August 1, 1934: "Baufman Lookout: House on 10 foot incense cedar; tower set on rocks. Not a very satisfactory tower, but job so accordingly tower should be treated to creosote or oil, or some preservative, and left." (To Regional Forester from Forest Supervisor, Umpqua -CCC-)
September 9, 1942: "The Army has requested that Baughman be activated as a yearlong AWS observation post as soon as possible." (Letter to the State Forester from James Frankland, USFS Engineering)
October 16, 1943: The Army de-activated this AWS station effective 1800 hours.
July 24, 1950: "The Baughman lookout in the Callahan district was manned last Wednesday by Bob Clotterman. The lookout will also be a weather station." (News-Review)
The structure from the old site removed.
April 25, 1951: "The Douglas Forest Protective association has hired two new lookout observers because of the continuing pressure of haze over the forests hampering visibility, U.F. McLaughlin, DFPA dispatcher, reports, Mary E. Anderson will be stationed at Baughman lookout west of Roseburg." (The News-Review)
October 10, 1951: "Mr. and Mrs. Blaine McCormick returned last week to their home at Nonpariel after spending the summer at Baughman lookout." (The News-Review)
August 1, 1952: "Mrs. Virgil Woodruff joined her husband Monday on Baughman's Lookout where he is working this summer." (The News-Review)
November 19, 1952: "Virgil Woodruff returned to his home in Garden Valley this week after spending the past 4 months at Baughman's Lookout." (The News-Review)
1953: A new lookout was erected at a new location. The 50-foot tower was located at a site that covered the area once served by the Landers lookout, which was destroyed in the 1951 Hubbard Creek fire.
June 18, 1953: "Working at the new Baughman Lookout this summer are Anita Adams and her mother, Mrs. Adams, who arrived Wednesday from National City, Calif. They went to the lookout Saturday." (The News-Review)
1953: "Baughman Lookout - T26S R7W sec. 31 - labor and material paid for by the State Restoration Fund." (Douglas FPA - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1953)
July 2, 1956: "Mrs. Milton Walters, a former Melrose resident, is working at Baughman's Lookout for the summer months. This lookout is off the Calahan Road in West Melrose." (The News-Review)
September 7, 1957: "Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Kilgore of Willamina spent Labor Day weekend at Callahan with their daughter, Dorene Kilgore, who is operating the Baughman Lookout this summer." (The News-Review)
1958: The radio number for this lookout was 629. Telephone connections were via Pacific Telephone to the Roseburg Headquarters.
October 12, 1962: "Mrs. Henry Teller returned home last week after spending several weeks in the Forest Service at the Baughman Lookout fire station." (The News-Review)
1969: "During the 1969 hunting season the tower on Baughman sustained extensive damage that must be repaired before it can be used." (Douglas FPA - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1969)
1970: "All window glass had to be replaced in Baughman Lookout because of vandalism." (Douglas FPA - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1970)
1974: "Seven of the eleven lookouts received extensive damages during the winter months and required repairs. Most of the damage was vandalism. Baughman Lookout received the most severe damage through vandalism -- $629.59." (Douglas FPA - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1974)
1978: "Footings were poured at Baughman Lookout. The steel tower from Shivigny Mountain will be installed in 1979." (Douglas FPA - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1978)
1979: "The steel tower from Shivigny Mountain was installed at Baughman lookout. A new cabin was fitted to the tower and the lookout was put into service early in the summer." (Douglas FPA - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1979)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - BAUGHMAN OLD LOOKOUT TWR PID - PC1033 STATE/COUNTY- OR/DOUGLAS COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - CALLAHAN (1990)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 (CTH) THE STATION IS A DOUGLAS COUNTY FIRE LOOKOUT TOWER. IT IS A SQUARE WOODEN HOUSE ON TOP OF A WOOD SKELETON FRAME WORK. IT IS 25 FEET HIGH, AND IS ON THE HIGHEST POINT IN THE VICINITY.
DESIGNATION - BAUGHMAN NEW LOOKOUT TWR PID - PC1035 STATE/COUNTY- OR/DOUGLAS COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - CALLAHAN (1990)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 (CTH) THE STATION IS A WOODEN LOOKOUT TOWER BELONGING TO THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FIRE PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION. IT IS LOCATED ABOUT 13 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF ROSEBURG ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF WOLF MOUNTAIN.