1948: W.T. Curtis, lookout-fireman, split duties between this station and Wanoga Butte.
August 13, 1948: "A new lookout house will be erected on Tumalo Mountain, it was announced today by Ralph W. Crawford, supervisor of the Deschutes national forest. The work will be completed by fall, he said, with Merle Sleeper as the contractor. His bid, of $1995.90 for erection of the ready-cut one-room house, and $995 for transportation of materials, was the only offer received by the forest service. It has been forwarded to the Portland office of the regional forester for acceptance. The house, 14 x 14 feet, will be erected on a 16 x 16 foot base, which will provide storage space under the building. The building is a new style recently approved by the forest service, and will be the first of its type in the Deschutes national forest. Lookout's headquarters on the mountain are in a tent-house at present." (The Bend Bulletin)
August 25, 1948: "Construction of a new lookout house on Tumalo mountain, overlooking Bend from the west, was started this month." (The Bend Bulletin)
September 15, 1968: The firefinder and anything that could be carried was removed from the lookout. The lookout was no longer needed for its designed purpose.