October 20, 1930: "Anthony Nuttman, lookout and smoke chaser, in the employ of the forest service, who spends his summers on the top of Red Butte in the Cascade range in central Oregon, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Nuttman. Mr, Nuttman will return to Cascade in a few days, where he will spend the winter. Red Butte has an elevation of 6,000 feet." (Daily Capital Journal)
c.1931: A 14 x 14 gable roof lookout house was constructed.