1948: "Constructed a 14 x 14 cabin on a 30 foot tower at Scare Creek Ridge. The Gardner Division of the Long-Bell Lumber Company built two miles of protective road to connect Scare Ridge Lookout with the Smith River road system. Costs of lookout construction; materials $1365.20; labor $624.49." (1948 Annual Report to the Oregon Department of Forestry)
August 27, 1951: "The Western Lane fire patrol dispatcher reported crews backfiring Monday to save the Scare Ridge lookout station after the Vincent creek fire blew up on the northwest corner Sunday night. About 1,000 men were fighting the flames which had covered an estimated 27,000 to 30,000 acres. One fire fighter was taken to a Reedsport hospital after he was injured by a falling snag. The state forester's office at Salem said there was hope the blaze could be trailed Monday. Lines set up by the U.S. forest service on the west side were holding." (Walla Walla Union-Bulletin)
August 22, 1966: "A 17-year-old Eugene girl, Sherry Lee Robinson, was evacuated from a lookout tower Saturday night on Scare Creek Ridge, located near the northwest edge of the fire. Miss Robinson was brought out of the area as a precautionary measure, according to a spokesman for the Western Lane Forest Protective Association at Veneta." (Eugene Register-Guard)
1973: The lookout was removed. During the life of this tower, two forest fires were survived.