June 16, 1948: "Klamath district of the Rogue River national forest has established telephone communication between the local office and Lake 0' the Woods ranger station this week. On Wednesday, Lookout James D. Hale will be stationed at Fort Klamath." (Herald and News)
September 15, 1948: "On August 13, Mr. Lloyd (unreadable) of the Rogue River forest called this office and stated that the Board of School Trustees at Fort Klamath had objected to our moving the house from the Sevenmile Guard Station to the land they donated to us at Fort Klamath. They had no objection to the erection of the lookout tower on the site, but they had plans for expanding their school building and thought it undesirable for the Forest Service to move dwellings onto the site. The Forest had considered the matter and decided they did not wish to press the issue. They are going to look around and see what other land could be obtained on which the proposed dwelling could be located. They were doubtful that the land could be acquired, even though the money was available, and the title cleared within this fiscal year. Mr. Brown informed us they were going to cancel the contract for moving the Sevenmile Guard Station and would advise us in the near future whether or not they would have need for the funds which have been allotted them for this purpose." (Files - O-Improvements, Fort Klamth Residence)
June 30, 1949: "Grange Hall tower at Fort Klamath has been assigned to Mr. and Mrs. Brady Broxson. This station overlooks the east slope of the Cascade Range from Crater Lake south to Pelican Butte and the state controlled Yawkey Tract." (Herald and News)
September 28, 1949: "One forest service lookout has been called back into service, but others in the Klamath district are still seasonally laid off. The forestry office said today. KFPA lookouts are still on the job. The lookout back in service is at Ft. Klamath. During Monday's storm another lookout was stationed at Pelican Butte, but was called back when the storm subsided. The rest of the lookouts will be laid off until either the season is declared over or fire danger increases." (Herald and News)
July 25, 1950: "The closure order also affects the Sevenmile creek area in Klamath county. Permits are available at either the Klamath Falls ranger's office in Klamath Falls or at the Ft. Klamath lookout." (Medford Mail Tribune)
July 27, 1950: "Permits for entrance into this area may be obtained at the Fort Klamath lookout and the Rangers office in the post office building." (Herald and News)
1955: "Lookout detection seems to be generally pretty good. The forest feels that there is a definite hole in the Seven-Mile and Three-Mile areas on the east side of the Klamath District. Their proposal is that a lookout be built in the vicinity of Fort Klamath to look back into these areas. At the present time there is an Indian Service lookout 3 or 4 miles further east from this proposed point but the forest believes it cannot depend upon the Indian Service lookout because of the uncertainty of manning under the present plans of operation. Fire Control has approved a lookout in the Fort Klamath area and the forest is to arrange for the purchase of an adequate site for it." (General Integrating Inspection - 1955)
1958: An all steel lookout tower was constructed at the southwest edge of the town of Fort Klamath.
September 17, 1961: "Observation spot - This forest service tower is located just about a block off the highway that runs through Fort Klamath, and surveys the majestic region of the Wood River Valley." (Herald and News)
July 29, 1964: “The guard in the Fort Klamath Lookout Tower observed the fire in an area bring logged by a commercial timber operator about 6 a.m. Tuesday. The lookout reported the flames to the ranger station at Lake of the Woods where fire fighters were dispatched to the scene.” (Herald and News)
1970: The lookout tower was airlifted to Sugarpine Mountain. Where it made the lookout on Round Butte obsolete and reduced the need for having a tower on Yamsay Mountain.