September 17, 1928: "All the forest service lookouts are off duty for the season now with the exception of the one on Hickman Butte, and he is building a new cabin to be ready for next summer." (Morning Oregonian)
Activated: October 7, 1942; Deactivated: October 16, 1943. Portland Filter Center.
October 16, 1943: Aircraft Warning Service station Tare 3-7 was inactivated. The site was retained by the Forest Service for fire detection. (Report of Aircraft Warning Service Stations - May 1, 1944)
May 11, 1946: "After a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Ten Eyck will go to Hickman Butte where Mr. Ten Eyck will man the lookout station for the summer. In the autumn they will return to Corvallis where Mr. Ten Eyck will resume his work at Oregon State College." (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
June 10, 1954: “Mr. and Mrs. George Stamaris will spend the summer with the U.S. Forest Service. They will be at a lookout post in the Mt. Hood area.” (The Sandy Post)
July 15, 1954: “Mr. and Mrs. George Stamaris are stationed at Hickman butte lookout post in the Mt. Hood national forest for the summer.” (The Sandy Post)
August 26, 1954: “At least one forest lookout station was closed this week due to the unusually high humidity registered for this time of year. Hickman Butte lookout, manned by George Stamaris, was closed Tuesday of this week.” (The Sandy Post)
1954: A 41-foot treated timber tower with an L-4 hip-roof cab replaced an older model structure.
July 14, 1955: “Jim Langdon reports that the road to Hickman lookout was opened last Friday, July 8. Usually this road is free of snow by the 20th of June. This year the Forest Service plowed through snow drifts ten feet deep for a stretch of three miles. The same condition exists on the Zig Zag Mt. Road,” (The Sandy Post)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 (LGT) THE LOOKOUT TOWER IS ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF HICKMAN BUTTE IN THE MOUNT HOOD NATIONAL FOREST. IT IS ABOUT 4-1/2 MILES NORTH AND 1-1/2 MILES EAST OF ZIGZAG IN THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF SEC. 11., T. 2 S., R. 7 E.
A TIE-IN WAS MADE TO THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER FROM STATION HICKMAN. REFERENCE MARK 1, STAMPED HICKMAN NO 1 1953, WAS ESTABLISHED UNDER THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF THE TOWER. DISTANCE 6.702 METERS (21.99 FEET). THE TOWER IS EAST-NORTHEAST OF STATION HICKMAN.
THE LOOKOUT TOWER IS A 4-LEGGED WOODEN STRUCTURE APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET HIGH. STATION RECOVERY (1970)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 (LFS) THE STATION HAS BEEN DESTROYED PRIOR TO JULY 1970. SEE DESCRIPTION TO TRAVERSE STATION HICKMAN LOOKOUT TOWER 2.
AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN 7 MILES NORTHEAST OF BRIGHTWOOD.