November 3, 1922: "Work on the government roads at Pearson Meadows and Lookout will be discontinued this week and the boys working will all return home. Two inches of snow fell at Lookout Friday, which makes it very disagreeable working." (East Oregonian)
1935: A 93-foot wooden tower erected.
July 25, 1935: Panorama photos taken by Albert Arnst.
August 11, 1953: "The Ukiah district has its jinx station. To date for Pearson lookout 3 men have been hired and terminated and at least 6 more men interviewed for the position. The principal reason given for not wanting the job; - 'Can't climb the 104 foot tower.' With the help of the Whitman we are still trying to man the station. Looks as if our only alternative will be to set the lookout cabin on the ground or put in an elevator." (Lloyd Waid, Acting District Ranger, Ukiah)
1958: "Pearson LO stairway rebuilt." (Umatilla National Forest files)