July 10, 1963: "Bids for the new lookout on Quail Prairie Mountain will be let on July 8, and after construction, a lookout will be stationed there." (The World)
1963: The 41-foot treated timber tower with an R-6 flat roof cab was constructed as a replacement for the Long Ridge Lookout that was destroyed on October 12th of the previous year.
July 1, 1964: "Primary lookout for communication and weather recording on the Chetco District is the new Quail Prairie Mountain lookout. Completed last last October, the lookout is located on 3,000 foot Quail Prairie Mountain and overlooks the upper Chetco River country. Gerald Loban will be stationed on Quail Prairie this summer. Loban is from McMinnville, and was stationed on Snow Camp lookout in 1961, 62 and 63." (The World)
June 9, 1965: "Quail Prairie Mountain lookout, one of the three Chetco District lookouts to be manned for the summer fire season, is now open, according to District Ranger William R. Taylor. Quail Prairie, Snow Camp and Mt. Emily lookouts will be operated this year. Vulcan Peak lookout, on the west side of the Kalmiopsis Wild Area, will be open only during periods of extreme fire danger, Taylor said. Gerald W. Loban will man Quail Prairie lookout. This is Loban's fourth season on the Chetco District as a lookout." (The World)
June 13, 1966: "Quail Prairie lookout station, with its wide view of the upper Chetco River country, opened June 6, for the coming fire season on the Siskiyou National Forest, according to Mel Woods, Fire Control officer of the Chetco Ranger District. Gerald Loban will be the lookout again this year, for his third season on Quail Prairie Mountain. Before this new tower was erected in 1963, Loban was at Snowcamp for two seasons. The Quail Prairie lookout is one of the primary locations on the Siskiyou National Forest. Weather data is collected here and sent to the U.S. Weather Bureau in Medford via radio." (The World)
June 26, 1966: "Four U.S. Forest Service employes of the Siskiyou National Forest received 10 year pins recently, awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to District Ranger William R. Taylor. Personnel receiving pins in recognition of their completion of 10 years of service with the Forest Service included Gerald W. Loban, lookout. Loban started his career with the Forest Service in 1949 on an engineering crew at Grants Pass. He also worked as a lookout on the Galice Ranger District before coming to the Chetco District. Since coming to the Chetco, Loban has manned Snow Camp lookout for three years and Quail Prairie lookout for two years." (The World)
December 12, 1973: "From Smokey the Bear: A news release from the Siskiyou National Forest announces, Jerry Loban received a quality pay increase for outstanding performance of his duties as lookout on Quail Prairie Mountain. Russ Kahre, district ranger, announced. Jerry is a lookout of outstanding abilities. He never comes down from the lookout from the time he goes up in June till the end of the season in late October." (The Oregonian)