1935: A 100-foot steel Aermotor tower with a 7x7 cab erected. (L.O. Condition Survey Report - 1972)
August 4, 1935: Panorama photos taken by Albert Arnst.
June 16, 1946: "During the war, it was impossible to keep some of the buildings and lookout towers in the best of repair and the heavy snows of last winter didn't help matters much. Work planned for the summer includes repairing the 110 foot steel tower at Hoodoo." (Walla Walla Union Bulletin)
June 17, 1947: "Tri-motor planes operating out of Moscow will carry about 1,000 gallons per load, sufficient to spray 1,000 trees. Because the planes must fly close to the tree tops to avoid drifting of the spray careful attention will be paid to wind conditions and humidity. For this reason, Hoodoo lookout has been equipped with a sending and receiving station to keep the Moscow headquarters advised of flying conditions. The spraying is being done to kill the countless number of caterpillars which are now eating the needles of douglas fir and white fir trees." (Walla Walla Union Bulletin)
1972: From the 1972 Lookout Condition Report: "Tower is grounded on S.W. corner only. No evidence of continuous ground connector." "Estimated remaining life 20 years suitable for moving." "Recommend removing all trees over 12" DBH which could hit the tower. Approximately 12 trees to remove."
May 7, 1973: The lookout was downgraded to a stand-by lookout. (Union-Bulletin)
May 26, 2015: The lookout site was added to the National Register of Historical Places.
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1936 THIS OCCUPIED STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE FOREST SERVICE LOOKOUT TOWER, 100-FOOT STEEL STRUCTURE. THE STATION IS ABOUT 9 MILES W OF TROY, 3 MILES S OF THE OREGON-WASHINGTON STATE LINE AND 0.5 MILE N OF LONG MEADOWS RANGER STATION. FOREST ROADS LEAD TO THE RANGER STATION FROM THE E AND FROM THE W, FROM WHICH POINT A ROAD LEADS N TO THE TOWER.