August 15, 1911: "A new system, that has been tried out this year by Supervisor Seitz of the Cascade government reserve, is largely responsible for the quick control of the fires that have broken out. This is an arrangement of special lookouts and what he calls his 'Triangulation' system. Stationed on five of the highest peaks in the reserve are his five lookouts. Each of these are in addition to the regular rangers. Each of these has an instrument and a map of the reserve. When one sees a fire he calls up one of the other guards whom he thinks can see the same fire, and by means of the telephone and the observations of each, the exact location of the fire can be learned. One particular instance this year in which this was tried out was a fire started in the Santiam reserve. It was seen by Archie Shough, on the Deer Butte look-out, and by Percy Collier, a Eugene boy, on the Castle Rock look-out, both of which are on the upper McKenzie river. By their observations the exact location of the fire was reported in Eugene at the supervisor's office within three hours, and word telegraphed to the supervisor of the Santiam reserve, who immediately sent in a crew of men and put the fire under control before it spread." (The Eugene Guard)
August 22, 1915: "With the coming of the dry season the forest guards have been sent to their respective lookouts. Roy Parks is stationed at Deer Butte." (Morning Register)
September 6, 1918: "Miss Pooler occupies a lookout station in the McKenzie division of the forest is a high school miss of Cottage Grove, and her 10 year old brother is with her for company. Miss Pooler has charge of Deer Butte lookout, 20 miles from McKenzie bridge." (The Monmouth Herald)
September 8, 1933: Panorama photos taken by Robert Cooper, Reino Sarlin and Albert Arnst.