July 10, 1941: "A supplementary lookout will be placed at Bland mountain in the South Umpqua district." (Roseburg News-Review)
1942: The lookout site established with a tent camp.
1944: "There should be a new lookout house and tower built on Bland Mtn. We have used this point as a lookout for the past three years. The man has been living in a tent during this time. This should be a standard 14 x 14 foot house built on a thirty foot tower. A lookout on this mountain covers an area that has always been bad for incendiary fire and by giving it better lookout service should reduce the cost of firefighting. Cost about $2200.00." (Douglas FPA - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1944)
September 1945: "Four standard 14 feet by 14 feet ground lookout houses have been ordered for three of the forest protective associations. One of the Douglas county structures will be on Bland mountain, near the Days Creek postoffice." (The Forest Log)
1947: A 14 x 14 lookout cab was constructed atop a 20-foot timber tower. Construction costs were $674.33. (Douglas FPA - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1947)
1967: The catwalk and roof were replaced. (Douglas FPA - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1967)
1997: A new lookout erected using the recycled water tower from the Canyonville State Forestry Office. This tower stands 20 feet 4 inches with a 14 x 14 Amort style flat roof cab.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - BLAND MTN RESET PID - NZ1177 STATE/COUNTY- OR/DOUGLAS COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - MILO (1986)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1953 (CTH) THE STATION IS ABOUT 29 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ROSEBURG. 2.5 MILES EAST OF DAYS CREEK, AND IN THE CENTER OF THE BLAND MTN. LOOKOUT TOWER.
TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 99 AND STATE ROUTE 227 IN CAYONVILLE. GO EASTERLY ON STATE ROUTE 227 FOR 8.0 MILES TO A ROAD FORK AT THE WEST EDGE OF THE VILLAGE OF DAYS CREEK. TAKE THE LEFT ROAD AND FOLLOW THE MAIN ROAD FOR 2.9 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD RIGHT. TURN RIGHT AND GO 0.15 MILE TO A ROAD FORK JUST AFTER PASSING AN OLD SAW MILL. TAKE THE RIGHT ROAD FOR 2.0 MILES TO A ROAD FORK AT A SHARP CURVE IN THE ROAD. TAKE THE RIGHT ROAD FOR 0.6 MILE TO A ROAD FORK. TAKE THE LEFT FORK FOR 0.35 MILE TO THE LOOKOUT TOWER AND THE STATION.