October 6, 1932: "Three miles of telephone line between the Rimrock line and the Emergency lookout station on Potamus will be built." (Heppner Gazette-Times)
July 23, 1935: Panorama photos taken by Albert Arnst.
August 19, 1937: "Jim Stevens was able to return to the Potamus lookout Sunday, having recovered from his recent illness." (Heppner Gazette-Times)
August 26, 1937: "Jim Stevens did not return to Potamus lookout as was reported last week. Though much improved he is not able to be back at work. His sickness is nearly like typhoid fever." (Heppner Gazette-Times)
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1936 THIS OCCUPIED STATION IS ON W SIDE OF POTAMUS RIDGE, LONG AND FLAT, WHICH EXTENDS NE-SW, AND IS ABOUT 10 MILES S BY W OF ELLIS GUARD STATION AND 14 MILES W OF DALE GUARD STATION.
SURFACE MARK IS DISK SET IN BURIED BOULDER UNDER CENTER.
TO REACH FROM UKIAH, GO W ON ELLIS GUARD STATION ROAD TO GUARD STATION, THENCE S ON POTAMUS RIDGE ROAD 12 MILES TO LOOKOUT. STATION IS EXACT CENTER OF 60-FOOT LOOKOUT TOWER.
STATION RECOVERY (1941)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1941 (ANS) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS ABOUT 9.5 MILES NW OF RITTER, ABOUT 24.0 MILES SE OF HARDMAN, ABOUT 27.0 MILES NW OF KIMBERLY, AND ABOUT 22.0 MILES NNW OF LONG CREEK.
STATION IS A WHITE HOUSE WITH PYRAMIDAL ROOF ON HIGH WOODEN TOWER.
STATION RECOVERY (1946)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1946 (DKH) STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE 60-FOOT WOOD LOOKOUT TOWER (U.S. FOREST SERVICE) LOCATED ABOUT 14 MILES WEST OF DALE AND ABOUT 10-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF THE ELLIS GUARD STATION IN THE UMATILLA NATIONAL FOREST. IT IS ON THE WEST SIDE OF POTAMUS RIDGE AND WAS CONNECTED BY TRAVERSE TO TRIANGULATION STATION POT 1946. A BRONZE U.S. FOREST SERVICE TRIANGULATION DISK STAMPED--POTAMUS 1936 IS UNDER THE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER AND WAS THE POINT MEASURED TO.