August 28, 1931: "Eugene Blackwell was in from the forest road camp Sunday and stated that the road crew would soon have a road built to Long Creek Butte. This mountain peak is within a few miles of the town of Long Creek and is a very good lookout point." (John Day Valley Ranger)
July 29, 1932: "Mr. Hogeland of Mt. Vernon and Harold Ladd will begin construction of a lookout station on Long Creek Butte." (John Day Valley Ranger)
August 5, 1932: "The telephone crew was moved to the Long Creek area where they will begin on the Long creek Mountain line." (John Day Valley Ranger)
1933: A 20-foot round timber tower with an L-4 cab was completed.
September 17, 1935: Panorama photos taken by Osborne.
May 21, 1937: "Arthur Cardwell has been employed as principal of the Austin school the coming year." (John Day Valley Ranger)
1948: "Long Creek Mountain - New creosote treated tower placed under existing house - house betterment." (Malheur Historical Record 1943 - 1953)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - LONG CREEK BU LO PID - QC0955 STATE/COUNTY- OR/GRANT COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - LONG CREEK (1990)
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1936 THIS INTERSECTED STATION IS ON SUMMIT OF LONG CREEK BUTTE, HIGH TIMBERED RIDGE ABOUT 5 MILES SE OF LONG CREEK POST OFFICE. IT IS HIGHEST POINT IN VICINITY. ROADS LEAD TO SUMMIT AND DETAILED DIRECTIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM FOREST SERVICE. STATION MARKED BY U.S.F.S. DISK SET IN FOUNDATION BLOCK AT BASE OF SW LEG OF LOOKOUT TOWER. CENTER OF LONG CREEK BUTTE LOOKOUT TOWER IS DISTANT 4.14 METERS (13.6 FEET) NE IN AZIMUTH 231 DEG 26 MIN. STATION LONG (U.S.G.S.) OF 1898, CONSISTING OF DRILL HOLE IN ROCK 20 INCHES N OF SIGNAL TREE IS 15.18 METERS (49.8 FEET) NE IN AZIMUTH 240 DEG 30 MIN. THESE BEARINGS DETERMINED IN 1936 BY COMPASS.
NOTE BY U.S.F.S. TRIANGULATION. STATION IS ECCENTRIC TO CENTER OF LOOKOUT HOUSE. POSITIONS OF TWO POINTS MIGHT BE CHECKED.
STATION RECOVERY (1937)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US FOREST SERVICE 1937 A STANDARD U.S.G.S. DISK STAMPED LONG 1898 WAS SET IN THE DRILL HOLE IN SUMMER OF 1937 AND DESCRIPTION SHOULD BE AMENDED.