1935: The construction of a 92-foot Aermotor steel tower with a 7x7 steel cab. The living quarters were in a separate ground cabin.
September 1935: "One bolt of lightning knocked a small lodgepole pine to splinters within 200 feet of the 80 foot steel tower on Tower Mountain." (Six Twenty-Six)
July 1936: "Our White Creek fire which Tower Mountain reported on the 21st of July was a hold over fire from a thunder storm which originated the 8th of July. It keeps one wondering where the next one will be." (Umatilla Buckaroo)
January 12, 1951: "The Lucky Strike house was on a concrete foundation at Tower Mtn. and the brick chimney rebuilt." (Ukiah Ranger District Annual Report)
August 19, 1996: "A large fire on the Umatilla is near Tower Mountain, where three fires merged over the weekend into a single, 2,400-acre blaze. About 360 firefighters are working with 26 engines, five bulldozers and three helicopters to fight the fire. The blaze threatens Tower Mountain Lookout, which earlier this year was added to the National Historic Lookout Register." (Baker City Herald)
August 21, 1996: "The Tower Complex, about 18 miles northwest of Anthony Lakes, has burned 4,800 acres. The complex--three fires that burned together over the weekend--scorched ground around the Tower Mountain Lookout, but firefighters have protected the historic building and nearby equipment." (Baker City Herald)