April 15, 1936: "Construction of three new lookout stations, establishment of fire breaks and the purchase of additional fire fighting equipment for the Tillamook burn area were recommended to Governor Martin today by his committee on protection of the state's most serious forest fire sector. A lookout would be established on Hembre Ridge in the western part of the 1933 burned area." (Daily Capital Journal)
1949: A 40-foot timber tower with a 14x14 cab was erected.
September 1951: "Hembre Ridge lookout, which is an aluminum house on a 40-foot tower, has been finished." (Bulletin #3)