August 26, 1932: " A nine mile long telephone line is to be built to Trout Creek Butte and a 75-foot steel tower and ground cabin to be constructed. (The Bend Bulletin)
October 26, 1932: "Trout Creek butte, in Sisters district. A 75 foot steel tower will be erected on this butte in the spring." (The Bend Bulletin)
1933: The 75-foot Aermotor steel tower with 7x7 cab was constructed at a cost of $1,645.37.
August 7, 1933: " Under construction for two weeks, the Trout Creek mountain lookout tower, of steel construction, will be completed this week end, according to information from Ed Florence, in charge of the work for the forest service. Florence is being assisted by a crew of 20 men from the “CCC” camp on the Metolius River. Work of erecting the steel was started this morning. Five hundred cubic yards of concrete was used in making the abutments for the lofty tower, 80 feet high."(The Bend Bulletin)
1934: A 14x16 wood frame cabin was constructed to be used for living quarters.
**** A plan T-1E 16x18 wood frame garage was constructed.
June 21, 1935: "Paul Tallone, an O.S.C. boy is temporary telephone operator at the Sisters forest service office. He is to be the lookout foreman on Trout Creek butte this summer." (The Bend Bulletin)
July 17, 1935: " Believed to have been a “hangover” blaze from a recent electric storm, a fire flare up in the timber on the southeast side of Black Crater last night and was spotted from Trout Creek Butte at 11 P.M. At 3 A. M., a crew was dispatched to the blaze and lookouts reported today that it was apparently controlled without much difficulty. The fire was in a “blind spot” and the smoke was not seen by the primary lookouts." (The Bend Bulletin)
1936: In June, hazard sticks, balanced scales and wind recording instruments were installed.
September 23, 1936: "Paul Talonen has been placed on duty as lookout at Trout Creek butte for the hunting season. He was lookout on Abbott butte during the summer." (The Bend Bulletin)
July 2, 1937: "One more lookout fireman will be placed on duty soon, due to extreme hot weather, the forest service office reported. Trout Creek butte will be the next station manned, when Dick Compton goes on duty this week." (The Bend Bulletin)
August 12, 1937: "Dick Compton, lookout on Trout Creek butte, left Tuesday for Boise, Idaho, on a few days leave." (The Bend Bulletin)
September 17, 1937: "Dick Compton who has been lookout fireman on Trout Creek butte, will be moved to Black butte to act as lookout during hunting season. The Suttle lake fire guard station is to be closed and Paul Talonen, who is in charge there now, will act as lookout fireman at Trout Creek butte station until September 24, at which time he will leave for O.S.C." (The Bend Bulletin)
July 5, 1939: "Malcolm Foster has accepted a position at the lookout station on Trout Creek butte near Sisters." (The Bend Bulletin)
September 7, 1939: "Tim Woods who is lookout on Trout Creek butte was in Bend Tuesday on leave. The rain in the forest Monday night made the leave possible." (The Bend Bulletin)
May 30, 1940: "Malcolm Foster was brought here from Cabin Lake last week to be lookout on Trout Creek butte during the lightning storm. He had been on a brush piling job." (The Bend Bulletin)
September 26, 1940: "Gordon Landdon, lookout fireman on Trout Creek Butte through the fire season closed the lookout Sunday, and went on Black Butte Monday, replacing Malcolm Foster, who came down to the local ranger station to help in the office while the regular protective assistant, Gilbert Bowe, is working on the Deschutes national forest exhibit for the fair." (The Bend Bulletin)
September 24, 1941: "Norman Minks, Trout Creek butte lookout fireman, finished his summer's work, Thursday and left Saturday for Corvallis where he will re-enter Oregon State college." (The Bend Bulletin)
July 8, 1948: "Carl Demoy of West Linn was here on Friday night. Saturday morning he took his station as forest service lookout on Trout Creek butte in the Sisters district." (The Bend Bulletin)
October 11, 1958: "A group of forest service employes went to Trout Creek Lookout Monday evening to charivari Mr. and Mrs. Dick Stanley, who were recently married." (The Bend Bulletin)
1992: The outhouse was moved to the Sand Mountain Lookout, as part of the restoration project on that mountain.