1927: A eight by eight frame cabin was built near the top of the rock. 100-feet of ladder were required to reach the observation cab.
August 11, 1934: "W.W. Meisner and Mr. Roberts of Albany, returned yesterday from building a lookout station on Rooster Rock, near Upper Soda. Two more stations will probably be built in this section during the season, it is said." (Albany Democrat-Herald)
July 28, 1935: "Rooster Rock Lookout: Hundreds of visitors make this easy three mile hike every year. The rock is plainly visible from the highway. The rock is scaled by a series of ladders, and the view from its top is superb." (The Eugene Register-Guard)
1935: A 14 by 14 L-4 ground house was built behind and above the original location.
June 8, 1938: "The forest service has already posted a lookout on Rooster Rock and two firemen, one at Fish lake and another at Cascadia, according to Bud Burgess, Cascadia ranger." (Daily Capital Journal)
January 2, 1939: "CCC enrollers at Camp Cascadia, Lieutenant Ancil T. Johnson, commander, are well launched in several construction projects since moving from Detroit into winter quarters. Construction projects, all well underway, include improvements to the Rooster Rock trail." (Daily Capital Journal)
April 6, 1939: "CCC crew built a new three-mile trail from Trout creek camp to the Rooster rock lookout." (The Lebanon Express)
July 6, 1939: "Bill Morgan brother of Mrs. Ted Musgrave was a visitor in Sweet Home Saturday. He is employed by the forest service and will be stationed on Rooster Rock lookout for the summer." (Albany Democrat-Herald)
July 14, 1939: "Rooster Rock is one of the better known lookouts because it is visible from the highway. The lookout itself is stationed on top of the ridge and the large, grotesque-looking rock, for which the lookout is named, holds what is known as the bird cage. This is used for an observation point at scheduled times. From Cascadia ranger station it is 11 miles by road and 3 miles by trail. William D. Morgan is the lookout fireman. The station is in Township 13S, Range 4E and has an elevation of 3561 feet." (Albany Democrat-Herald)
August 1, 1939: "Rodney Tripp and Bud Smith spent the week end visiting the camp of Bill Morgan, who is the lookout man during the summer months at Rooster Rock, east of Cascadia several miles." (Albany Democrat-Herald)
July 4, 1948: "There are high school boys like Bobby Newburn, son of University President Harry K. Newburn, who will spend the summer manning a lookout station at Rooster Rock, ten miles east of Cascadia on the Santiam." (Register-Guard)