August 4, 1912: "Since May 1 the association has constructed about 40 miles of telephone lines and many miles of trails connecting lookout stations with the local lines and roads." One of three lookout stations is Cleveland Rock, east of Lacomb. (Morning Oregonian)
April 15, 1913: "A line from Lacomb, in an indirect route through the timber to Mill City. This line runs over Cleveland rock, the big bare space in the mountains plainly visible directly east of this city, W.L. Burton, of Lacomb, is the lookout stationed on the rock." (Albany Democrat)
August 20, 1924: "Auidie Ayers, lookout at Snow Peak station, was down from the mountains Sunday." (Albany Evening Herald)
1923:A standard D-6 cupola lookout house was constructed.
July 22, 1929: "Cleveland Rock, for years the mecca for college and high school outing parties, has been designated as a forest fire observation point by the Linn County Forest Protective association. An observation station is being constructed on top of the solid rock, which will be manned by an observer as soon as it is completed. The Cleveland Rock station will be painted white." (Albany Democrat-Herald)
June 14, 1934: Panorama photos taken by James Rittenhouse.
1938: "Mr. Simons the Snow Peak Lookout acts as scoutmaster and receives earnest cooperation from the scouts as a result. Also Mr. Simons conducted telephone training for the lookouts." (Linn County Fire Patrol Report of Inspection)
September 16, 1948: "All summer long John Reuland faithfully performed his duty as lookout at Snow Peak. His eagle eye scanned vast areas of timberland for signs of smoke or fire. On Tuesday, his last day on the job. John was cleaning up the place prior to returning to his studies at the University of Oregon. Some trash had been dumped into the stove and burned and even the water bucket had been emptied. He was about to leave when suddenly he discovered that the lookout roof was on fire. Rushing down the mountain to a spring he got water, returned and put out the fire, but not until a large hole had been burned in the roof and the heat had broken the windows. All summer John Reuland had been looking for fires and on his last day on the job he found one and faithfully reported it in to the local Linn County Fire Patrol station." (Albany Democrat-Herald)
September 17, 1948: "John Reuland, forest lookout at Snow Peak, spent the entire summer without sighting a fire anywhere. This week, the job over, he packed up; cleaned the lookout station; emptied the water bucket; and prepared to return to his studies at the University of Oregon. He was just walking out of the door when the lookout station roof burst into flame." (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
October 12, 1962: The lookout suffered damage from the high winds of the Columbus Day storm.
1964: In the fall work was started on the new lookout house.
1965: "A new 14 x 14 lookout building was constructed on Snow Peak with $1061.91 for materials and $2437.90 for LCFPA personnel labor and transportation costs, giving a total cost of $3499.83 for the project." (Linn District Annual Report)
1978: "All windows and casings were destroyed and a hole burned in the cabin floor. Graffiti on the remaining walls gave mute testimony of disrespect." (Linn District Annual Report)