May 22, 1932: " Ranger Clarence Young will begin work on a telephone line from Bald Mountain west to Skookum Butte. This work will be started Monday with a three man crew and will take in 19 miles of line to connect with the new lookout fireman on Pumas Butte in the Bald Mountain country. Next year this line will probably be extended to make connections with Walker Mountain in the Deschutes forest." (Lake County Tribune)
November 24, 1932: " A one room cabin was built on Skookum Butte in the Bald Mountain unit. This station will be occupied by the Johnson Meadow fireman and lookout. Next year a steel tower will be erected on the Butte." (Lake County Examiner)
June 15, 1933: " The Fremont forest service has been battling the elements in erecting a 50-foot tower on Skookum Butte in the northern part of the forest. It is hoped that the tower will be up by June 20. Because of the heavy snowfall, small meadows that have not been flooded for years are flooded now, and trucks carrying materials have not been able to cross them. The tower is to be ready for occupancy by July 1." (Lake County Examiner)
August 5, 1933: Panorama photos were taken by William Birchall.
1956: The air marking number for this station was F-1.
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 (HSC) THE APEX OF THE SKOOKUM L.O.T., LOCATED ON A PROMINENT TIMBERED BUTTE ABOUT 15 MILES SOUTH OF CRESENT. IT IS A FOUR LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE SUPPORTING THE LOOKOUT AND IS APPROX. 135 FEET HIGH.
TO REACH THE LOOKOUT FROM THE CRESENT RANGER STATION IN CRESENT, GO SOUTH ON U.S. HIGHWAY 97 FOR 13 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT, SIGN WALKER L.O. 10, AND A POWER HOUSE, TURN LEFT AND GO 5.4 MILES TO CROSSROAD AND SIGN SILVER LAKE, CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD FOR 0.4 MILE TO A FORK AND SIGN SKOOKUM L.O. 4, TAKE THE RIGHT ROAD AND GO 2.85 MILES TO A FORK AND SIGN SKOOKUM L.O. 2, TAKE THE LEFT ROAD AND GO 1.1 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT AND SIGN SKOOKUM L.O. 1/2, TURN LEFT AND GO 0.6 MILES TO THE L.O.T.