1942: A memo from the Silver Lake District Ranger to the Forest Supervisor shows that the tower was 19’6” and used 7/16 galvanized guy cable. The guy cable sag was not to be more than one inch.
May 27, 1943: "Over in Fremont national forest, Mrs. Earl Small of Silver Lake has been assigned to the Rodman Rock lookout, located north of Yamsay mountain on the Silver Lake ranger district." (Herald and News)
1956: The air marking number for this station, F-5.
July 2, 1961: "Dave Ebert is returning again to Rodman Rock Lookout; he was lookout there last summer until school started." (Herald and News)
1967: A memorandum to the Forest Supervisor from the Silver Lake District Ranger. “Attached is our form for Survey of Unused Lookouts with our recommendation for disposal of the Rodman Rock Lookout building. If you concur with our recommendation, we would like your approval for destroying this structure. Our estimated for rehabilitating this structure is $2,000.00 and, due to the age of the structure, we feel that it has served its useful purpose.” The attachment, “Survey of Unused Lookouts”, notes that the condition is poor. And under recommendations, “Remove all salvageable material and contents. Set fire to building when late fall rains and snow set in. After burning, clean up all metal material and debris. Estimated cost $125.00.”
May 13, 1968: A letter from the Fremont National Forest to the Regional Office.“Rodman Rock has been burned.”
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - RODMAN ROCK LOT PID - PB0716 STATE/COUNTY- OR/LAKE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - RODMAN ROCK (1968)
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1935 (NS) STATION IS CENTER OF LOW LOOKOUT TOWER ON RODMAN ROCK, SITUATED ABOUT 12 MILES AIR LINE SW OF SILVER LAKE TOWN. FOREST ROADS LEAD FROM SILVER LAKE TO WITHIN 5 MINUTES WALK OF STATION. REFERENCE MARK CONSISTS OF U.S.F.S. DISK STAMPED RODMAN ROCK 1935 SET IN BEDROCK, 19.445 METERS (63.80 FEET) SE OF STATION IN AZIMUTH 302 DEG 26 MIN.
STATION RECOVERY (1953)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 (HSC) THE STATION IS THE APEX OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER ON THE SUMMIT OF RODMAN ROCK ABOUT 17 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SILVER LAKE. IT IS A 9 LEGGED WOODEN STRUCTURE WITH A STANDARD 14 X 14 FOOT OBSERVING CAB ON TOP. THE TOWER IS 25 FEET HIGH AND IS MANNED FROM THE SILVER LAKE GUARD STATION. INQUIRE AT THE SILVER LAKE RANGER STATION FOR THE BEST METHOD TO REACH THE STATION.
A TRAVERSE CONNECTION WAS MADE TO THE CENTER OF THE BASE OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER FROM TRIANGULATION STATION RODMAN AND THE DISTANCE IS 82.185 FEET, (25.050 METERS).