July 22, 1921: "C.E. Harritt left yesterday for Outerson Park where he will commence his duties at once a lookout for the Santiam National Forest reserve. He will remain at the park until the fire season is over." (Albany Evening Herald)
September 1929: "Paul Bayless, Outerson Mountain lookout, who journeyed from Michigan State Forestry College to accept a position on the Santiam, is fast becoming acquainted with the working end as well as the business end of the way things are done here. For instance, the other day Paul, coming down from his L.O. tower carrying a yellowjacket by the wings, asked Raymond Bevier what kind of a 'yellow fly' that was, and if it would bite a fellow? Raymond lost no time in explaining the business end of that particular problem so forcibly that Paul took his word and let loose pronto, thus saving himself the painful and embarrassing experience so common to those who do not know the difference between the two ends of our 'little yellow fly', otherwise known as the yellow jacket. R.A. Elliott" (Six Twenty-Six)
1934: A 14x14 L-4 lookout house was constructed by the CCC.
May 21, 1934: Panorama photos taken by Robert Cooper.