November 3, 1932: "For the past 48 hours, a considerable part of the Cascade country has been in the grip of a near blizzard. So cold and strong was the wind in the south end of the Deschutes national forest yesterday afternoon that the forest crew constructing a lookout tower on Davis mountain had to abandon the job. The tower was completed, but the wind was too strong to start work on the lookout house, to be erected on the top of the 40 foot tower. D.G. Florence, in charge of tower construction work for the forest service, gave orders to abandon the job when freezing, snow laden winds continued to whip across the exposed peak.." (The Bend Bulletin)
1933: A 40-foot round timber tower with an L-4 cab was constructed.
1934: The 14x14 L-4 hip-roof cab was completed. The total cost of this structure was $1,275.13. Also a plan T-1E 16x18 garage was built.
1936: In June, hazard sticks, balanced scales and wind recording instruments were installed.
August 7, 1950: " An abandoned camp fire was blamed for the more serious of two fires which had started up Davis Mountain from the east shore of Davis lake. The fire was spotted and brought under control by Tom Morris, Davis mountain lookout. The fire threatened a stand of marketable pine timber and was confined to less than an acre." (The Bend Bulletin)