Oregon Department of Forestry Clackamas-Marion FPA 7S-2E-13
March 1936: "The erection of a 92-foot lookout tower and guard station, similar to the one at House mountain, is contemplated at Myers butte as soon as a construction crew is picked." (The Forest Log)
May 1936: "The road to Myers Butte has been completed and the construction of the new tower and station will be started in the near future. This will replace the old Olmstead lookout." (The Forest Log)
September 1, 1936: A 100-foot creosoted ring connected tower with a 7 x 7 cab was started July 15, 1936. The construction required 402 man days of labor and a total cost of $1,712.59. (Investment Record - Structural Improvements - ECW)
1962: The 7 x 7 cab was destroyed by the winds of the Columbus Day storm. (1962 District Warden's Seasonal Report)
1963: "The 7 x 7 cab was replaced on the Myers Butte tower. This expense is reimbursable from the State of Oregon building restoration fund." (1963 District Warden's Seasonal Report)
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1950 RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED BY NGS (INTERSECTED ONLY) AS MYERS BUTTE LOT. RMS NOT OBSERVED. NEW DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS.
LOCATED ABOUT 13 MI E. OF SILVERTON, 13 MI SSE. OF MOLALLA. ON HIGHEST PART OF LOW, TIMBERED RIDGE, CENTERED UNDER MYERS BUTTE LOT.
TO REACH FROM SCOTTS MILLS POST OFFICE, DRIVE 0.1 MI E. TO BRIDGE, CONTINUE 0.1 MI ACROSS BRIDGE TO RD. FORKS. TAKE RIGHT FORK AT SIGN MAPLE GROVE SCH 8 2.5 MI TO RD. FORKS. TAKE RIGHT FORK 1.9 MI TO T-JCT. TURN RIGHT 3.1 MI E. TO RD. FORKS. TURN RIGHT 5.2 MI S. TO RD. FORKS. TAKE RIGHT ONE OF THREE FORKS CONTINUING 0.3 MI S. TO RD. FORKS. TAKE LEFT FORK 0.9 MI TO RD. FORKS. TAKE RIGHT FORK 0.4 MI TO T-JCT. CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD 0.2 MI TO MYERS BUTTE LOT AND STATION.
STATION RECOVERY (1970)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 (LFS) THE STATION MARK, AND REFERENCE MARKS WERE RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. THE AZIMUTH MARK WAS SEARCHED FOR BUT NOT RECOVERED. IT IS NOT BELIEVED TO BE DESTROYED. THE AREA IS IN HEAVY FERNS, AND SAPLINGS. EXTENSIVE CLEARING WOULD BE REQUIRED TO CLEAR LINE OF SIGHT TO THE AZIMUTH MARK. THE LOOKOUT TOWER HAS BEEN DESTROYED, BUT THE FOOTINGS ARE IN PLACE. EXTENSIVE CLEARING WOULD BE REQUIRED TO SEE OUT IN ANY DIRECTION.