August 1948: "A new lookout, to be designated as McKeever lookout, has been established on the South Fork of Coos river through the cooperation of the Coos Forest Protective association and the Weyerhaeuser Timber company. The lookout has been named in honor of Don McKeever, Weyerhaeuser research forester who was killed a few months ago when a snag fell across the car in which he riding." (The Forest Log)
1948: "A lookout-patrol was established on McKeevers Butte, located in section 16, Township 25 S Range 11 W. A building was furnished and moved to the site by the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company who assisted in clearing the ground for the lookout." (Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1948)
1953: A lookout house with a cupola was constructed by the Weyerhaeuser Company.