June 1936: Proposed projects: "A 100-foot tower and a two-room guard station on Glass mountain at the head of Ladd canyon." (The Forest Log)
August 25, 1936: "A crew of 10 CCC boys from the Hilgard ECW camp is busy this week beginning construction of a new lookout tower on Glass Hill, according to information from the Northeastern Oregon division of the state forestry department. The tower will be about 90 feet in height and it and a cabin will require from four to six weeks to complete." (La Grande Observer)
August 26, 1936: "Ten CCC men from the Hilgard camp are erecting a 90-foot forest lookout tower on Glass Hill near here." (Daily Capital Journal)
September 30, 1936: A 82-foot creosoted ring connected tower with a 7 x 7 cab was started August 15, 1936. The construction required 460 man days of labor and a total cost of $1,844.04. (Investment Record - Structural Improvements - ECW)
October 22, 1936: A plan 2-0-3 cabin and a garage was started April 9, 1936. The construction required 122 man days of labor and a total cost of $161.57. (Investment Record - Structural Improvements - ECW)
October 1937: "La Verne Brugger has definitely established the fact that he is the best hunter among the wardens of the Northwest (Northeast) Oregon District. For the greater part of the season he was stationed at the Clark Creek Guard Station and on September 10 killed a bear near the station. On the 14th he was transferred to the Glass Mountain lookout and the following day shot a bobcat from the tower." (The Forest Log)
June 11, 1938: Panorama photos taken.
August 1, 1940: "Gale Mills, who has been on the Glass hill lookout, has been relieved to go with the national guard of which he is a member to Camp Lewis." (La Grande Observer)
August 28, 1940: "Gale Mills returned home Saturday morning. He left almost immediately for his lookout at Glass hill where he was stationed before leaving for Camp Murray." (La Grande Observer)
1954: Nine miles of telephone line was removed and rolled up from the lookout to La Grande. The lookout tower, cabin and garage were painted.
November 1970: "During the past grouse season, 'brave' persons unknown attacked the Glass Hill lookout station in Northeast Oregon District. Casualties counted were nine windows and a couple padlocks." (Forest Log)
1970: "Plans for 1971 include the replacement of Glass Hill lookout with a metal tower." (Northeast Oregon District - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1970)
1977: "The Glass Hill lookout was sold to Lynn Steiger for $4176.00." (Northeast Oregon District - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1977)