March 19, 1934: Panorama photos taken from patrol lookout.
May 3, 1934: "New lookout houses and towers will be built in the Siuslaw national forest this summer, it is announced by R.S. Shelley, supervisor. A tower will be erected on Buzzard mountain on the divide between Sand lake and the watershed of the Nestucca. (Morning Oregonian)
1934: A 30-foot timber tower with an L-4 hip-roof cab was constructed by the CCC.
September 1936: "The past summer, we installed a 5-meter shortwave radio transmitter and receiver for communication between the lookout and the Ranger Station." (Source unknown)
September 24, 1936: Panorama photos taken from tower.
April 1937: "Kenneth Thorall and his telephone crew have just completed a job of putting in 7 miles of telephone line, up to the lookout tower on Buzzard Butte." (The Salt - Forest newsletter)
1948: A 40-foot timber tower with an L-4 cab was constructed.
1954: The lookout was severely damaged during a wind storm.