June 27, 1917: "J.C. Kuhn, of the government forest service, who was in from Oakridge Wednesday, reports that the forest force is engaged in building trail and telephone lines. A trail is being constructed over Dead mountain." (The Eugene Guard)
August 18, 1928: "Mrs. Charles Dunning took a group of people on a four and a half mile hike Wednesday to Dead Mountain where the day was spent with Robert Dunning at the lookout station." (Morning Register)
August 21, 1929: "Mrs. Kilpatrick, who with her husband and two children is at Dead Mountain lookout, was in town Monday." (The Eugene Guard)
August 21, 1932: "Mrs. Fred Richter and children returned to Dead mountain where they are spending the summer." (The Eugene Guard)
September 2, 1932: "Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richter and children returned to their home Tuesday after spending the summer at the government lookout station on Dead mountain." (The Eugene Guard)
September 7, 1933: Panorama photos taken by William Birchall and James Rittenhouse.
May 31, 1935: "Some of the spring work in the forest service has opened up with three men being sent to Dead Mountain to serve as lookout firemen." (The Eugene Register-Guard)
September 1, 1936: "Mr. and Mrs. Roy Putnam and children and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richter and children drove to the Dead mountain lookout Sunday and spent the day there with Jay Putnam who is stationed there as lookout fireman." (The Eugene Guard)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - DEAD RESET PID - PC0794 STATE/COUNTY- OR/LANE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - WESTFIR EAST (1986)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 (CTH) THE STATION IS ABOUT 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF OAKRIDGE, 0.25 MILE SOUTH OF THE REMAINS OF A LOOKOUT TOWER THAT HAS BURNED, AND 15 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTH EDGE OF A NARROW RIDGE THAT RUNS NORTH AND SOUTH.
TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN OAKRIDGE. GO NORTH AND EAST FOR 0.5 MILE TO A ROAD FORK. TAKE THE LEFT ROAD FOR 0.1 MILE TO A ROAD FORK. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK FOR 1.8 MILES TO A ROAD FORK. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK FOR 0.2 MILE TO A ROAD FORK. TAKE THE LEFT FORK FOR 3.5 MILES TO A DIRT ROAD ON THE RIGHT. TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW THE DIRT ROAD FOR 0.3 MILE TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT. TURN LEFT AND FOLLOW THE DIRT ROAD UP THE HILL FOR 1.8 MILES TO THE AZIMUTH MARK ON THE LEFT. CONTINUE FOR 1.0 MILE TO THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL AT THE REMAINS OF A LOOKOUT TOWER AT A TURNAROUND IN THE ROAD. FROM HERE PACK SOUTHERLY DOWN THE RIDGE FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES TO THE STATION.