June 14, 1912: "The forest rangers cabin at Saddle Mountain was destroyed by fire last Friday afternoon. A number of Rangers and Guards were making the camp their headquarters while doing some work in the vicinity. After eating dinner on Friday they left camp apparently all right and on returning at supper time found the building in ashes. About $500 worth of supplies and material of various kinds was consumed. The men had to travel on foot down the trail to O. Dowell’s ranch, a distance of about 16 miles to get supper that night." (The West)
June 11, 1913: "Ranger Durbin and crew last week surveyed a trail from Saddle Mountain Ranger Station out to the coast to pass over what is known as Fairview Mountain." (The Siuslaw Pilot)
June 11, 1913: "Ranger MacKechnie went north Monday over the government trail to inspect the work now in progress and to select a site for the new cabin to be built on Saddle Mountain." (The Siuslaw Pilot)
July 2, 1913: " The government has two men at work building a Ranger cabin on Saddle Mountain, to take the place of one that burned down a year ago." (The Siuslaw Pilot)
June 12, 1924: "Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Louney have been stationed at the Saddle Mountain Lookout station. Owing to the unusual dry weather much care is being taken to prevent fire hazards." (The Eugene Daily Guard)
September 24, 1924: "Lookouts have been stationed at the following point during the summer. ... Saddle mountain in Lane county." (Morning Register)
June 8, 1929: "Robert Lynch left Monday morning on his job as lookout patrolman in the forest service at Saddle Mountain. The trails have already been brushed and the telephone lines put in good working order." (The Siuslaw Oar)
1933: Cecil Thompson, the lookout, was paid $85 per month.
August 18, 1933: "Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Thompson spent Sunday with their youngest son, Cecil, at the Saddle mountain lookout station where Cecil is stationed during the fire season." (The Eugene Guard)
September 30, 1933: "Cecil Thompson left here Monday for Mapleton, where he has secured work on a rock crusher. Cecil was employed by the forest department and stationed at Saddle mountain lookout until the recent rains." (The Eugene Guard)
April 12, 1934: Panorama photos were taken by Cooper.
July 27, 1934: "Mrs. Allen T. Osborne returned to her home in Eugene, Sunday. Mrs. Osborne has been spending her vacation with her husband who is stationed at Saddle mountain lookout station during the fire season." (The Eugene Register-Guard)
Fall 1986: " A Forest Service lookout was established on a mountain top a few miles from our place. Sometimes my grandfather got carried away with his burning, and got such a big fire going that the lookout man warned grandfather that he might be arrested if this continued. Finally father had to put a stop to the heavy burning." (There was no date for this story, it probably was around 1917.) (Lane County Historian)