July 25, 1929: " Due to critical fire weather an additional fireman-lookout is being stationed by the Forest Service at Quartz Valley, states Supervisor Brown. These men are being put on to intensify detection and provide extra men for prompt suppression of any fires which occur." (Lake County Examiner)
July 1, 1931: "Recent improvements in Klamath county consist of the development of lookout stations on Shake and Quartz buttes. The former is in the Sycan country and will cover a large area of private holdings in the Lake county area. The latter is east of Bly and covers the active operations of the Ewauna Box Co., as well as some of the adjacent timber lands. Roads have been constructed to the summit of both buttes so as to make it possible to drive the entire distance by car." (The Forest Log)
July 9, 1931: "The Klamath Forest Protective Association has a station on Quartz Butte, near the Ewauna Box Company camp." (Lake County Examiner)
1931:" The Ewauna Box Company built a road to the top of Quartz Butte and we constructed a telephone line and lookout tower." (The 23rd Annual KFPA Report)
1940: The lookout was staffed for 150 days. The reporting station was the Bly Station. Communications were by telephone only.
May 10, 1941: "Lookout will go out soon to Quartz butte." (The Klamath News)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - QUARTZ PID - NY0824 STATE/COUNTY- OR/LAKE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - QUARTZ VALLEY (1988)
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1948 (MTP) STATION IS LOCATED ON THE SUMMIT OF A BARE, ROUND-TOPPED HILL, SHOWN ON THE FOREST SERVICE MAPS AS QUARTZ BUTTE. THE SMALL LOOKOUT TOWER ON THE SAME MOUNTAIN IS NOW ABANDONED. THE STATION IS ABOUT 14 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST FROM BLY, ABOUT 2 MILES EAST FROM THE QUARTZ MOUNTAIN SERVICE STATION AT THE WEST END OF QUARTZ VALLEY, AND ABOUT 1 MILE NORTH OF STATE HIGHWAY 66. THE STATION MARK IS SET IN BEDROCK TWO INCHES BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. IT IS UNDER THE OLD QUARTZ MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT TOWER, EQUAL DISTANCE FROM EACH OF THE LEGS. IT IS STAMPED QUARTZ 1935.
TO REACH--FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 395 AND STATE HIGHWAY 66, IN LAKEVIEW, GO WEST ON STATE HIGHWAY 66 FOR 29.8 MILES TO A SIGN FINLEY CORRALS, EWAUNA CAMP. TAKE ROAD RIGHT FOR 1.4 MILES TO EWAUNA CAMP. AT THE MACHINE SHOP, TAKE ROAD LEADING SOUTHERLY ALONG WEST SIDE OF CABINS, LEFT SIDE OF DRAW AND OLD RAILROAD GRADE, FOR 0.9 MILE. TURN LEFT AND GO EASTERLY UP THE MOUNTAIN ON OLD LOOKOUT ROAD 1.4 MILES TO THE SUMMIT, OLD LOOKOUT, AND STATION.