August 12, 1909: "Two lookout stations, one on White Tail Butte and another on Bald Mountain, were established during the month of July in district 1, to work in connection with the lookout station on Mount Greeley in T. 34 N., R. 45 E. W.M., for the purpose of testing the lookout system and experimenting with the U.S. army heliograph as a means of communication between distant and difficultly accessible points." (The Newport Miner)
July 14, 1925: "Paul Blickensdorfer, lookout at South Baldy ranger station, north of Priest lake, was killed by the electrical storm which struck north of here yesterday. Blickensdorfer was a student at the University of Idaho. His father is a physician at Cincinnati, O. Young Blickensdorfer had worked two seasons in the forest service. He was sleeping on the floor of the lookout cabin, having given up his bed to visiting forest officials, when killed. No others in the cabin were injured." (Morning Oregonian)
2010: Thieves stripped all the copper lightning protection wire from the tower. As a result the tower could not be staffed this season.
August 14, 2015: Fire crews burned out around the South Baldy Lookout Tower as a precaution against the spreading Tower Fire. Continued monitoring will be done. (source: Inciweb)
The NGS Data Sheet
STATION RECOVERY (2014)
RECOVERY NOTE BY GEOCACHING 2014 (JFS) MARK NOT FOUND - COORDINATES PLACE THIS BENCHMARK AT THE OLD LOCATION
OF THE SOUTH BALDY LOOKOUT TOWER. TOWER IS PRESENT AT NEW LOCATION. PHOTO UPLOADED TO GEOCACHING.COM SHOWS OLD SECURING BOLT AND PLAQUE AT OLD LOCATION WITH NEW TOWER IN BACKGROUND.