Eastern Lane District Oregon Department of Forestry 22S-1W-30
1934: A 30-foot round timber tower built by the Wendling CCC camp.
March 9, 1934: Panorama photos were taken by James Rittenhouse.
May 2, 1940: "On January 15th, the CCC boys at the Mosby Creek spike camp started working on a truck trail known as the Sharps Creek-Table Mountain Truck Trail, leading to proposed lookout tower on Table Mountain for fire protection." (The Sentinel)
1947: "Construction of a 14 x 14 standard type lookout house on a 25 foot tower. The lookout is complete except for the stairway on which construction was postponed until spring due to the excessive October rain which made the road to this lookout impractical to travel. This work also can be completed by our regular protective personnel." (Eastern Lane District Annual Report 1947)
August 1952: "William Hastings, 74, lookout for the Eastern Lane County Forest Protective association, stationed at Table mountain about 20 miles southeast of Cottage Grove, died at his post on July 17 after suffering a heart attack shortly after noon. His wife, who shared the post post atop Table Mountain with him, at first reported Hastings to be alive, and an ambulance was dispatched from Eugene while fire patrol men rushed to the scene. The patrol crew managed to reach the top of the rugged mountain with a four-wheel-drive truck, where they found the man dead. The ambulance, struggling up the 25 percent grade, broke an axle, and another was called from Eugene. It caught fire while racing to the scene. A third was finally called from Cottage Grove while the patrol crew brought the body from the lookout. It was taken to Cottage Grove. Hastings, a retired federal employe, had been a lookout for the Lane Patrol for the past three summers." (The Forest Log)