1911: A lookout was established at this point. A first version of the Osborne fire-finder was installed on a post in the open. (The Sunday Oregonian - 6/18/1950)
July 12, 1916: "A party of Government surveyors passed through here today to survey a route for a road from Wards Mill, 15 miles west of Dufur, to the summit of Lookout Mountain. This road will be a short distance from the proposed highway around Mount Hood. It is likely that the two roads will be connected." (Morning Oregonian)
June 18, 1922: "A.E. Florer of Hood River reported to Supervisor T.H. Sherrard for duty Saturday as lookout on Lookout mountain southeast of Mount Hood. Florer will go up the mountain Wednesday for the summer. Automobiles could get within two miles of Lost Lake last Sunday, said Florer, who made a trip in, and within a month the lake itself should be accessible to cars. Florer plans to enter Oregon Agricultural college next fall to take up work in forestry." (The Oregon Daily Journal)
July 23, 1930: Panorama photos taken.
1933: A garage was constructed by a CCC crew from Friend Camp.
September 30, 1933: Panorama photos taken by James Rittenhouse, Reino Sarlin & Lester Moe.
1936: The telephone ring for this station was: one long, one short.