1916: N.B. Moore was the fireman stationed at Long Ridge.
July 1930: "This district is I believe the only one in the forest that can boast of an automobile road to the very front door of a lookout house, we have just completed 4 miles of road up Long Ridge from Waldeen's to the lookout house at the head of the ridge, and can now drive up and unload directly from the car to the door of the house, when the house is built. This district drawed two new lookout cabins this year, one for Long Ridge and the other for Packsaddle, these cabins are simple, cheap and just as good as the more elaborate types used in the past." (The Siskiyou Bulletin)
August 1930: "The boys assigned to Packsaddle and Long Ridge next year will have no cause to complain of the cold nights and hot days, as the two new lookout houses at these places are about completed. Some nice looking outfits those, the Long Ridge man can motor to and from his work if he has a car." (The Siskiyou Bulletin)
1930: A new R1 type lookout cabin was constructed on Long Ridge. (A History of the Siskiyou National Forest - 1939)
May 1940: "Principally necessary for lightning. Probably can see area to SW where there have been a good many man-caused fires in the past." (Plans, Guard Placement, Siskiyou National Forest
1941: The lookout station staffed 94 days and reported to the Gold Beach station via West Coast Telephone Company.
Activated: March 21, 1942. Roseburg Filter Center.
October 23, 1962: "The Long Ridge Lookout on the Chetco Ranger District was demolished. Total damage to lookouts is estimated at $23,485. About 80 miles of telephone lines servicing the lookouts have been severely damaged and need extensive repairs." (The World) (item following the Columbus Day Storm)
The lookout duties transferred to the new tower at Quail Prairie.