August 30, 1934: "Recently installed radio equipment in the Dead Indian Mountain lookout station played an important role in getting the jump on the fires which might otherwise have caused considerable damage. A new forest road just completed also made transportation of fighters into the area more rapid." (Lake County Examiner)
August 7, 1942: "The tower on Dead Indian Mountain is 16 feet high and is tied down with 7/16 guy." (Memo from District Ranger to Forest Supervisor)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - DEAD INDIAN PID - NY0848 STATE/COUNTY- OR/LAKE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - SUMMER LAKE (1980)
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1948 (MTP) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 25 MILES NORTHWEST OF PAISLEY AND ABOUT 15 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SILVER LAKE AT THE LOOKOUT HOUSE ON DEAD INDIAN MOUNTAIN.
THE STATION MARK IS A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FOREST SERVICE MARK WHICH IS CEMENTED INTO A 6 INCH TILE WHICH PROJECTS 12 INCHES ABOVE THE ROCK OUTCROP THAT THE TILE IS CEMENTED TO. IT IS PLACED IN THE CENTER OF THE BASE OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER, WHICH IS 20 FEET HIGH WITH A 12X12 FOOT BASE. THE MARK IS 22 FEET NORTHWEST OF A SIGN DEAD INDIAN LOOKOUT. IT IS STAMPED DEAD INDIAN LOT 1935.
TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE AT SUMMER LAKE GO NORTH ON STATE HIGHWAY 31 FOR 4.3 MILES TO A CROSS ROAD. TURN LEFT AND FOLLOW ALL SIGNS AND MAIN TRAVELED ROAD, FOR ABOUT 8 MILES, TO DEAD INDIAN LOOKOUT AND STATION SITE.