September 14, 1933: "A 10x10 lookout is to be constructed by the CCC before the snow flies. The 10x10 is the standard size for secondary lookouts." (Roseburg Chiefton)
May 17, 1934: "Bill Jones, road superintendent for the Rogue River national forest, has returned to the local office from an inspection trip in the Tiller-Trail district. A road crew is now at work on the construction to Ragsdale Peak lookout." (Medford Mail Tribune)
August 4, 1936: Panorama photos taken by James Rittenhouse.
May 27, 1941: "Bob Mooney has the position of lookout man at the Ragsdale Butte lookout station and will take up the work within a few days." (Medford Mail Tribune)
1963: The lookout was burned by the Forest Service.