June 26, 1931: “Ed Allen and Clint Hanks are home again after spending several weeks in the mountains working for the forest service. They built a house and tower for a lookout station on First Butte.” (The Wenatchee Daily World)
July 7, 1931: “Robert Payne has gone to First butte, the Boulder creek lookout.” (The Wenatchee Daily World)
July 8, 1932: “Reported at 8 a.m. Wednesday by Duer Johnson on First Butte lookout, the blaze was soon brought under control by J.N. Piercy and Francis Lufkin. A discarded cigaret was thought to have ignited litter on the forest floor.” (The Wenatchee Daily World)
August 19, 1932: “Having severely cutting his foot with an adz, Duer Johnson, lookout and fireman at First butte, held a tourniquet upon his leg for several hours Wednesday until he could be brought to town. It is possible to drive within about three miles of the lookout, on the Boulder creek road, eight miles up the Chewuck river. Johnson was building a railing about the lookout house, smoothing the poles with an adz. The tool slipped, cutting his foot. Holding the hastily improvised tourniquet, he was able to reach the telephone and report the accident to his father, R.E. Johnson, dispatcher at the Winthrop station. Rex Hanks was sent to the peak Wednesday afternoon to take Johnson's place.” (The Wenatchee Daily World)
Activated: March 16, 1942; Deactivated: July 1, 1943. Seattle Filter Center.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - FIRST BUTTE LOOKOUT HOUSE PID - TQ0434 STATE/COUNTY- WA/OKANOGAN COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - PEARRYGIN PEAK (1991)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1950 (WRH) STATION IS ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF FIRST BU, IN THE CHELAN NATIONAL FOREST, AIRLINE, ABOUT 14 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF MAZAMA, 11 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF WINTHROP AND 2-1/2 MILES EAST OF THE CHEWACK CREEK.
FIRST BU L.O.H. IS A STANDARD FOREST SERVICE LOOKOUT HOUSE. THE POINT OF INTERSECTION WAS THE PEAK OF THE ROOF.