Rogue River National Forest / Winema National Forest 30S-7E-07
March 27, 1942: "The appropriation of $1600 CCC sub-appropriation V to cover purchase of materials for the Lookout Butte project is noted and appreciated. However, no approved Form R6-01 has been received to clear action on purchases or construction. Assuming that approval will be granted, we would appreciate purchase, by your office, of a standard creosoted 40' lookout tower, plan CT-3 as portrayed on page 118A in the Acceptable Bridge Plans Handbook, lookout section. If a different height tower is favored, the same type of structured is desired. The 14x14 house is now in stock on this forest." (Memorandum for Regional Forester from Forest Supervisor Rogue River National Forest)
July 1, 1948: "The U.S. forest service is placing lookouts at posts in the Rogue river national forest with Glenn Davis stationed at Lookout butte. This post is located north and east of Mt. Scott in Crater lake national park. Davis has been with the service before, as a lookout in 1945." (Herald and News)
June 30, 1949: "Mr. and Mrs. Ray Antley will operate the Lookout butte tower, northeast of Crater lake. Reservation territory can be seen from this vantage point and Antley has communication with the Indian agency." (Herald and News)
July 11, 1949: "Ray
Antley on Lookout Butte with Rex Morehouse and two men from the Lake of
the Woods fire suppression crew fought a fire which had apparently been
started by a cigarette and burned one-half acre of lodgepole pine before
it was brought under control." (Herald and News)
April 4, 1952: "On Lookout Butte porkies consumed most of the tires off two cars parked there the past two summers." (Herald and News)
October 26, 1958: "Ben Hunnemuller, U.S. Forest Service employe, returned home to Fort Klamath last week from his month's duties as fire lookout and weather station reporter on Lookout Butte. Hunnemuller is lookout during the summer on the Fort Klamath forest service tower." (Herald and News)
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 (HSC) THE STATION IS LOCATED ON A PROMINENT BUTTE, LOCALLY KNOWN AS LOOKOUT BUTTE, ABOUT 9 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 97 AND STATE ROUTE 230, 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF CRATER LAKE, AND 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF MT. SCOTT.
THIS IS A FOUR-LEGGED WOODEN LOOKOUT TOWER, PAINTED GREY, AND ABOUT 60 FEET HIGH.
THE POINT TRAVERSED TO WAS A HUB SET UNDER THE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT, AND THE DISTANCE WAS FOUND TO BE 14.02 FEET (4.272 METERS) NORTH OF TRIANGULATION STATION MAZAMA. (DISTANCE AND DIRECTION NY0973'COMPUTED)