1913: "After the close of the fire season a substantial 14 x 20 log cabin was built on top of Lander's Lookout at a cost of $125. Five miles of No. 14 BB galvanized wire were purchased and a line of two and one-half miles brushed out and wire laid on the ground so that in the spring a connection readily can be made between the cabin on the lookout and the farmer's line into Roseburg. This lookout point commands an excellent view of all the northern, southern, and eastern parts of the county, and a regular lookout man will be stationed there." (Third Annual Report of the State Forester - 1914)
1914: "The line to Landers Lookout was strung and placed in working order, practically all the construction work being completed in 1913." (Fourth Annual Report of the State Forester - 1915)
1914: This was the second lookout site put into service by the Douglas Fire Patrol Association.
September 27, 1933: "From the foot of the mountain, the new road strikes a 10 percent grade and follows that grade to the summit, making a climb of 1500 feet to the top of the ridge. The summit of the mountain is a narrow spine, in many places only wide enough for the road, which follows along the divide to Lander's lookout, where a wonderful view of the Umpqua valley is afforded. This road was constructed by the CCC from the Melrose Camp." (News Review)
March 26, 1934: "Fred Southwick passed through Melrose Wednesday en route to the Callahan settlement where he visited the new lookout that is being built there." (Roseburg News-Review)
December 22, 1934: "On December 17, I went to Roseburg and had a talk with Mr. Southwick and Mr. Weaver. They are stubbing the telephone poles for the line from Roseburg to Landers lookout. They claim they got some very good yew wood stubs and will have the line in perfect shape within a short time." (P.S. King Field Report)
August 1935: "The 50 foot tower on Landers is completed and ready for the cabin. This unit is on the east entrance to the Tioga network of truck trails and will afford an excellent contact point with the public." (Six Twenty-Six)
September 4, 1935: "Miss Nancy Teller of Landers lookout, west of Melrose, spent last Friday in Roseburg visiting and attending to business." (Roseburg News-Review)
October 10, 1935: "John Teller and his daughter, Miss Nancy Teller, moved to their home at Millwood Friday after spending the past three months at Landers lookout above Melrose on the Coast mountains." (Roseburg News-Review)
1935: "A telephone line should be built from Lander's Lookout to Hubbard Creek, a distance of about eight miles. Have quite a few fires in this area and it is about 10 miles to a telephone." (Douglas FPA - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1935)
July 16, 1936: "Henry Teller and his daughter, Miss Nancia Teller, of Umpqua, returned Monday to the Landers lookout above Melrose, where they will be stationed during the fire season. They were stationed at the lookout last summer." (Roseburg News-Review
July 27, 1936: Panorama photos were taken by Rittenhouse. Noted on the photos, this was a co-op lookout between the Umpqua National Forest and Douglas FPA.
September 15, 1936: "Miss Nancy Teller, who has spent the past two months at Landers lookout, passed through Melrose Monday en route to Roseburg. She will spend the next two weeks vacationing and visiting before she starts to school." (News-Review)
July 14, 1937: "Miss Nancy Teller of Coles Valley is back at Landers lookout for the summer. This will make the third year she has been employed by the Douglas fire patrol." (Roseburg News-Review)
August 2, 1939: "Landers lookout, an observation point in the coast range, made accessible by the newly built Callahan road, was a popular spot for visitors Sunday, according to H.S. Teller, who with his wife, is serving as lookout at the station this season." (Roseburg News-Review)
October 18, 1939: "Mr. and Mrs. Henry Teller, who are employed each summer by the Douglas fire patrol and stationed at Lander's lookout, were laid off after the big rain of last week and returned to their home at Millwood on Hubbard creek." (Roseburg News-Review)
July 10, 1944: "Mr. and Mrs. Tim Wandell left from Umpqua today for the Callahan Trail lookout, where they will spend the summer months in the employ of the Douglas Forest Protective association. (Roseburg News-Review)
September 19, 1949: "Miss Ida Beeman, who has been at Landers lookout all summer, left Saturday for her home at Vale, Ore. Less Doede, who has been at Baughman's lookout, has been transferred to Landers lookout." (News-Review)
August 21, 1951: "Landers' lookout tower and structure underneath burned last night in the path of the raging Hubbard Creek fire which is still uncontrolled after blackening more than 5,000 acres of timberland in its sweep southward." (News-Review)
August 21, 1951: "A major fire was on Hubbard creek 20 miles north of Roseburg. It had covered 5,000 acres Monday night. The flames raged southwest Tuesday after destroying Landers lookout tower. About 500 men fought the fire." (Walla Walla Union-Bulletin)
August 22, 1951: "Landers lookout tower burned on the ridge adjacent to a small shack but miraculously the shack came through unscathed. The burning tower started a fire below the ridge when it fell. The lookout attendant escaped. This is part of the searing Hubbard creek fire, which remains uncontrolled after destroying several homes last night." (News-Review)
1951: "The State has allocated $4000.00 from the restoration fund to rebuild Landers lookout. A study should be made by Weyerhaeuser Timber Company, the Bureau of Land Management, State Forester's Office and the association to determine the best location before any construction is commenced."(Douglas FPA - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1951)
June 13, 1952: "Lander's Lookout, destroyed by the Hubbard Creek forest fire last year, will not be reconstructed, Southwick said." (The News-Review)
Note: The lookout was not rebuilt. The duties were transferred to Baughman Point lookout, which two years later was relocated to a more advantageous site to cover both areas.