September 14, 1933: "Elwin Florance returned to his post on the Bob's Garden emergency lookout on Wednesday morning, September 11. He says he has a hard time keeping his tent in order, because the deer persist in raiding it!" (The Golden Grizzly) (Camp Agness CCC newspaper)
May 1940: "Provides detection for a considerable area of high hazard burns." (Plans, Guard Placement, Siskiyou National Forest)
1940: A 40-foot round timber tower was constructed, also a three-quarter mile spur trail to the lookout was constructed. (A History of the Siskiyou National Forest)
1941: The lookout station was staffed 100 days, the reporting station was Agness Ranger Station. Communications were by early radio and forest line to West Coast Telephone Company line.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - BOBS GARDEN LOOKOUT TOWER PID - NZ1319 STATE/COUNTY- OR/CURRY COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - MARIAL (1989)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 (JCS) STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE FOREST SERVICE LOOKOUT HOUSE ON BOBS GARDEN MOUNTAIN IN THE SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST. IT IS ABOUT 8 MILES, AIR LINE, NE OF AGNESS AND 12 MILES SE OF CHINA FLAT, IN T. 34 S., R. 10 W.
THE STATION WAS NOT VISITED DUE TO ITS INACCESSIBILITY, AND WAS VIEWED FROM A GREAT DISTANCE BY THIS OBSERVER. IT APPEARED TO BE A SQUARE HOUSE WITH A PYRAMIDAL ROOF, BUILT DIRECTLY ON THE GROUND.