. August 24, 1932: "New lookout houses will be built at He-He mountain, Sardine butte, Holland Meadows, Eagle's Rest, Pack Saddle mountain and Hemlock mountain." (The Eugene Guard)
September 9, 1932: "Materials are being made ready for the construction of two lookout houses in the Cascade national forest next week. The two new lookouts will be on Sardine butte and Packsaddle mountain. The materials will be packed from 12 to 15 miles on horse to the mountains. Lumber will be cut to correct proportions before it is packed and assembly of the building will start at once upon arrival of the materials." (The Eugene Guard)
1933: A 10x10 Aladdin L-5 Emergency lookout house was constructed.
August 20, 1933: Panorama photos taken by Robert Snyder.
August 12, 1948: "Reports received from a forest lookout on Sardine Mountain near Eugene, Ore. Of an aircraft flying low followed by the sound of a possible crash last August 3, intensified the army air rescue search for the missing Globe-Swift plane with two aboard. The small single-engine civilian craft disappeared after refueling at Klamath Falls, August 3. Its immediate destination was Portland. Aboard were pilot Earl Williams and Edward Suppes, both of Shoshone, Wyoming. Two L-5 reconnaissance type aircraft left here for the area last night. They will be joined in the search today by a C-47 and a C-82, rescue officials stated." (Herald and News)
1954: A 14x14 L-4 model 1936 lookout ground cabin was built.
August 27, 1968: The lookout was disposed of by burning.
September 13, 1971: "The enclosed pictures of the top of Sardine Mountain indicates a serious debris concentration. The disposal job obviously has not been completed. I recommend action be taken be for we get properly taken to task by an irate citizen." (Letter to District Ranger, Oakridge from Recreation and Land Uses)