Mount Hood National Forest > Oregon Department of Forestry 3S-13E-19
July 27, 1931: "Extreme caution will be the watchword of forest rangers of the Dufur and Wapinitia sections of the Mount Hood national forest, Eric Gordon of Dufur, district ranger, said Saturday. Gordon said drouth conditions at the higher elevations are so severe as to present a serious hazard. For the first time in six years it is necessary to haul water to the Postage Stamp lookout station, from a distance of seven miles." (La Grande Evening Observer)
Don Bodley, Carpenter Foreman, construct a lookout house on Postage
Stamp using CCC labor from a side camp of Friend Camp, F-9. (Six Twenty-Six)
1933: A 12-foot timber tower with a 12x12 cab was constructed.
November 4, 1933: Panorama photos taken by Lester Moe.
1936: The telephone ring assigned to this lookout was: one long, one short, one long.
September 1937: "At Postage
Stamp Lookout station which seems to be the central headquarters for
rattlesnakes on the Mount Hood, Guard Eugene F. Matthews recently killed
his largest rattlesnake which had fourteen rattles and a button. This
makes a total of five that he has killed at his station this season. He
has learned not to enter his garage at night without a flashlight, and
whenever he ventures out of his station during the day, he watches his
step." (Six Twenty-Six)
March 13, 1950: “The State assumed ownership of Postage Stamp and Mill Creek Ridge stations as part of their protective setup responsibilities.” (I-information – Historical Report, Forest Supervisor - 1949)
1965: There were no first reports called in from this station during fire season.