September 1, 1918: "On the rugged summit of Indian mountain Miss Nita Vogel, the first forest service lookout woman in the Oregon national forest, has made her home until fire season is over and the autumn rains set in. With a friend, Miss Ivy Gray, as a companion, Miss Vogel spends her days watching the landscape for signs of smoke, cooking and keeping house, carrying water from a spring a mile away, and all the other odds and ends of camp life. The two women live in one of the glass enclosed lookout houses of the forest service, which commands a view of five big snow-covered mountain peaks." (The Oregon Daily Journal)
1923: The D-6 lookout house was destroyed in a fire caused by a burning flue. (Studies - Mt. Hood National Forest, 1939 - Historical Information)
1923: A standard D-6 cupola lookout house was constructed.
June 25, 1925: "Tonight the flames, fanned by a hot east wind, were burning toward the southwest, about one mile southwest of the top of Larch mountain. The outbreak first was reported by Lookout Waldron from the station on top of Indian mountain. Origin of the fire and the damage done so far had not been determined tonight." (Morning Oregonian)
September 27, 1932: "Although no forest fires have been reported in the Mount Hood national forest within range of the Indian mountain lookout station this summer, the lookout station itself was burned to the ground Sunday, according to a report yesterday to T.H. Sherrard, supervisor of the forest. The station is 15 miles south of Cascade Locks." (Morning Oregonian)
June 22, 1934: Panorama photos taken by R.L.C.
1936: The old cupola structure was replaced by a 14x14 L-4 early model cabin.