June 14, 1928: "A new lookout station was established this year on Bennett's butte near the headwaters of Catching Creek. From this lookout the entire western part of Coos county may be seen." (The Coos Bay Times)
August 29, 1928: "Darrell Rasmusen of North Bend returned from Bennett's Butte where he had charge of a lookout for several months. Darrell will leave tomorrow for Portland where he will spend several weeks on business." (The Coos Bay Times)
c.1935: A 35-foot lookout tower operated by the State Department of Forestry. Reported to the Marshfield Headquarters via West Coast Telephone line.
August 19, 1935: Panorama photos taken.
1937: "Bennetts Butte. This lookout is located on the east point of two points that make up this butte. Another point lies to the northwest with not over 20' difference in elevation. The present lookout is located on the east point. This lookout house was built 9 or 10 years ago with the foundation well decayed. A 50' tower on the middle point would add a large percentage to the direct visibility on the west side which is greatly needed." (S.L. Miller Field Report)
1942: The association built a new lookout on Bennett's Butte located in section 20, T30S, R13W. The 14 x 14 was paid for with AWS and FFE funds. (Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1942)
1942: The lookout was staffed under the Air Warning Service.
February 2, 1943: In 1942, the CCC, under the supervision of the state forester completed a new lookout on Bennett's Butte. (The Coos Bay Times)