1922: The Calimus Butte Lookout was connected to the Long Bell forest guard and Lookout on the Long Bell timber holdings within the reservation. This lookout was located on the summit of Hambleton Butte.
1951: The lookout house was moved from Chase Mountain by the Klamath FPA. The 8x8 cabin had a wood and stone foundation. The living quarters were in a converted Weyerhaeuser Company bus, the dimensions of the cabin were 7x14 feet, the walls and ceiling were insulated and the exterior was painted white.
1958: The radio number for this lookout was 566.
June 10, 1963: "At the Hamilton Butte guard station, in the King's Cabin area, winds of 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph were register." (Herald and News)
February 4, 1965: The Weyerhaeuser Company granted the Klamath FPA a permit to construct, operate and maintain existing installations for the purpose of fire prevention and suppression. This is one of four lookouts on Weyerhaeuser lands.
June 9, 1965: "Lightning set a snag afire at Deep Creek, south of Yamsay Mountain, during a weak storm which blew into the county Monday night, the KFPA reported Tuesday. The fire was detected by guards at the Hambleton Butte Lookout station about 6:15 p.m. and crews were dispatched immediately from Kings Cabin Guard Station to extinguish it. KFPA noted that the fire crews had suppressed the blaze before 9 p.m." (Herald and News)
1966: No fires were reported this year. The State placed radios on Yamsay Mountain and Bald Mountain, this cooperation provided good coverage of the Kings Cabin area.
June 19, 1968: "The Butte is the site of a lookout tower which is no longer manned regularly because adequate coverage is provided from other lookout stations in the area. During times of intense electrical storms or poor visibility a guard from Kings Cabin Guard Station is assigned to the tower to watch for signs of fire throughout the critical period." (Herald and News)
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 SEE STATION HAMBLETON
STATION RECOVERY (1967)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1967 (CAA) STATION IS LOCATED 28 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SILVER LAKE, 24 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF BEATTY, 24 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF SPRAGUE RIVER AND ON A WOODED AND ROCKY HILL.
IT IS A WOODEN BUILDING 15 FEET HIGH AND PAINTED BROWN IN COLOR. THE POINT INTERSECTED WAS THE TOP-CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT OBSERVATION CABIN.
NOTE--ORIGINALLY LISTED AS KINGS CABIN LOOKOUT HOUSE 1953