June 11, 1941: "One new lookout station is planned this year, at Bosley butte in Curry county." (The Coos Bay Times)
June 27, 1941: "V. Young, fire warden for Gold Beach and Curry county territory, is busy these days supervising the building of the new lookout station atop Bosley Butte, located at the south end of the county." (Port Orford Post)
1953: "One mile of new road was constructed into Bosley Butte." (Coos District Annual Report)
1954: "Bosley Butte LO - 39S 13W sec 10 - 14 x 14 ground house. Labor $2019.91 materials $1056.01 Total $3074.92." (Coos District Annual Report)
1958: The lookout station reported to Grizzly Mountain by radio, the radio number was 614. No telephone line serviced the lookout.
1987: A new State designed lookout house on a short leveling tower erected.
February 2005: In the later part of the month a direct hit by a lightning bolt, destroyed the communications antenna on the Bosley Butte lookout. The safety fuses worked and the damage was limited to the antenna.
2009: The Coos FPA installed a smoke detecting camera system on Bosley Butte lookout.
Spring 2012: The cause of a fire that destroyed the lookout structure is still under investigation (mid-May). Vandalism suspected.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - BOSLEY BUTTE LOOKOUT HOUSE PID - OA0952 STATE/COUNTY- OR/CURRY COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - BOSLEY BUTTE (1989)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 (EHB) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE BOSLEY BUTTE LOOKOUT HOUSE WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE SUMMIT OF BOSLEY BUTTE MOUNTAIN. IT IS APPROXIMATELY 18 MILES SSE OF GOLD BEACH.
THE BUILDING IS A WHITE WOODEN STRUCTURE 12 FEET SQUARE AND 12 FEET HIGH.