April 15, 1936: "Construction of three new lookout stations, establishment of fire breaks and the purchase of additional fire fighting equipment for the Tillamook burn area were recommended to Governor Martin today by his committee on protection of the state's most serious forest fire sector. A lookout would be established on Cedar Butte in the central portion of the 1933 burned area." (Daily Capital Journal)
September 19, 1936: Panorama photos taken
1937: A 40-foot timber tower and cab were constructed.
September 1937: "Alfred Hastings, the lookout on Cedar Butte, suffered severe facial burns when a bread pudding backfired on him. Hastings placed the pudding in a tightly covered can and put it in the oven. Later when the oven was opened the lid blew off, throwing part of the boiling pudding into his face." (The Forest Log)
August 20, 1939: "Late reports from Tillamook said 45 firefighters ran a mile to escape encirclement by the Trask fire when the wind suddenly shifted. Gene Scott, Cedar butte lookout, also was reported to have has a narrow escape. He broke through a ring of fire surrounding his station by swimming and wading four miles down the Wilson river." (The Sunday Oregonian)
1939: A new 40-foot timber tower with a 14x14 L-4 cab.
Activated: March 18, 1942. Portland Filter Center.
1955: The lookout duties were transferred to the new lookout at Triangulation Point.