1938: "The Camp McKinley CCC built a new standard lookout cabin on Bill's Butte in the Bandon district." (Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1938)
June 2, 1942: "Sorry for the long delay in answering your letter but I had a quite a bit of trouble in getting the information from Mr. MacGougan. Mr. MacGougan thinks that they can put the Bill's Butte line on the 1-R-4 line as they only have eight subscribers -- we think that set-up will be satisfactory so we're going to give it a try. By the way, they're hooking the phone here at headquarters directly to long distance so that should speed up the service considerably." (Letter to Wm. Parks, USFS Engineering from the Secretary/Warden, Coos County FPA)
September 11, 1942: A report by W.N. Parke, AWS Inspector, indicated that construction of a 10x12 sleeping quarters, sealed and double walled had been started.
May 1, 1944: Aircraft Warning Service Station 'George 4-7' utilized the existing structures owned by the State of Oregon. The AWS added a 10 x 12 living quarters to the improvements. After the service was discontinued the site reverted back to the State. (from the Report of AWS Stations)
1948: The lookout was staffed full time and staffing costs were $561.00
1962: The 14x14 lookout house was reconstructed.
1974: The lookout inventory shows the lookout as a secondary observation point.
March 1977: The lookout was classified as a secondary lookout.