August 1931: "The latest injury reported could have been prevented if equipment furnished has been of a different type. The new type of fire finder, of which we have two new ones, is now in use on Substitute Point. This type of finder has no track so the finder cannot be moved tp see around the corner posts and window casings in the lookout house. A few days ago Al. Caldwell, lookout fireman at this point, thought he had located a fire. He tried to get a reading on it with his finder, but one of the corner posts of his Aladdin type house was in his line of sight. After trying various and varied methods of twisting his line of sight around this corner post and being unable to move his finder on its base, could think of no other way to accomplish his purpose except to turn his house on its foundations. In his efforts to do this, he wrenched and strained his back seriously. In consequence of which he is not now enjoying religion and good health. We are now making a sliding platform of our own design for this finder and hope when it is installed, to have no more injury reports of this nature. The lookouts will now join us in singing, 'Oh, ain't we Crazy'? Felix Sparks" (Six Twenty-Six)
July 26, 1932: "An exhausted carrier pigeon appeared at the lookout station on Substitute point in the Cascade national forest recently. It bore a band on which was inscribed 'A 1001-Seattle.' " (Morning Oregonian)
1933: A L-4 gable roof lookout house was built on short wooden posts.