December 4, 1925: " Tire Mountain, in the Cascade National Forest, probably will be designated as a forest fire lookout point, according to Nelson MacDuff, Supervisor of the forest, who, with H.E. Haefner, Ranger located at Westfir, ascended the peak a few days ago. This mountain is higher than others that have been used fore some time past." (The Times - Florence)
1932: A 30-foot lookout tree was established as an emergency observation point.