1914: The site was first developed as a heliograph lookout. Also known at that time as 'Swakane.' (See; Tumwater Mountain entry for March 20, 1914)
July 1931: "The Wenatchee Chumstick road crew gave a picnic on top of Chumstick Lookout, elevation 5200', June 14, in celebration of the Wenatchee's first road to a lookout. The road machinery including a 15-cat and backfiller, 30-cat, grader, and compressor, were all grouped around the lookout point itself and the flag was raised fore the occasion." Just one month before the crew started work and built the six miles of road to put 'er on top. The bulk of the yardage was moved by the 15-caterpillar and Master backfiller. This machine was used on double shift part of the time in order to keep the other machinery busy one shift. The Wenatchee is proud of its new road to Chumstick lookout and proud of the men on the crew whose enthusiasm and hard work put the job over in such fine shape, and the lookout on Chumstick is all smiles this year. Says he is going to have record number of visitors." (Six Twenty-Six)
August 17, 1934: Panorama photos taken by Reino Sarlin.
National Geodetic Survey
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1940 (ANS) STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 10 MILES NE OF LEAVENWORTH AND 8.5 MILES N OF CASHMERE, ON CHUMSTICK MOUNTAIN. IT IS IN THE WENATCHEE NATIONAL FOREST. THE CENTER OF THE HOUSE WAS INTERSECTED.