January 1936: "It had been hot all day, Roderick Blacker, Lookout on the Big Hole Butte was glad, indeed, when the sun went down. At 7 o'clock Blacker sighted a flare from a plane, falling through the air like a comet from the sky. The plane landed about two miles south of him and about one half mile west of the Fremont Highway. Roderick checked out with the Bend dispatcher ay 7:10 p.m. and drove down the highway and met Mr. and Mrs. Oliver of San Francisco who were headed to Klamath Falls to repair a plane. Oliver had lost his bearings and was headed for the desert when his gas supply ran out, so he made a forced landing in an old burn. He set the plane down between two big snags, about the only two snags that would permit a plane to go between them without the loss of both wings and maybe a head or two. Roderick brought them both back with him to the lookout where he and Mrs. Blacker played host to their unexpected guests all night. H.R. Tonseth." (Six Twenty-Six)
1941: The lookout received 1.15 inches of rain over the weekend of August 16th and 17th.