1984: "In January, the tower was dismantled piece-by-piece from the top of Clatskanie Mountain in Northwest Oregon where observers once kept a sharp-eyed vigil for forest fires. Now, 80 miles away from its original site, the tower is being reassembled at the Magness Memorial Tree Farm as an educational and historic exhibit for visitors. The job of reassembling the 60 foot tall steel tower is somewhat akin to putting together a giant erector set model. Each piece was numbered when the tower was dismantled. Crews are reassembling the structure by bolting together the supports, cross-braces, and guard rails. A 7-foot square cabin atop the tower was badly weathered and will be replaced with a new structure. Tower sections were reassembled on the ground then hoisted into place by a crane. But workers must cling precariously to the tower frame as they bolt the cross-braces into place. The same man responsible for erecting the tower in 1955 was chosen to dismantle and relocate the structure at its new site. He is Don Rust, 63, a retired employee of the State Department of Forestry. He left the forestry department in 1979 and opened his own construction business with his son, Don Jr." (The Register-Guard)
June 2006: The lookout was dismantled and moved to the Hopkins Demonstration Forest south of Oregon City. The lookout was removed because of vandalism by persons who would visit the tree farm after hours. The graffiti was especially a nuisance.