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)
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.