August 28, 1921: "Contract awarded for lookouts--The Coast Culvert & Flume company of this city (Portland) has been awarded a contract to build two steel lookout tops for the forest service. One of these will be located on Leecher mountain, in the Chelan national forest, according to announcement at the district forester's office." (The Oregon Daily Journal)
June 1922: "Rangers Pierpont and Price are helping erect a lookout tower on Leecher Mountain. The tower is 40 feet high and of standard construction." (Six Twenty-Six)
July 2, 1920: "Forest Supervisor P. T. Harris announces the following lookout appointments for the ensuing fire season on the Okanogan forest: Chas. Bossuot, Leecher Mountain." (The Oroville Weekly Gazette)
October 1922: "Our lookout accommodations have been greatly improved this season by the addition of a steel tower 50' tall with a cage on Leecher Mountain." (Six Twenty-Six)
June 8, 1926: "Fred Cole is the first lookout to begin work in the Chelan national forest. He is at Leecher mountain lookout station. Other lookouts will begin duty between June 10 and 20, according to Forest Supervisor P.T Harris." (The Semi-Weekly Spokesman-Review)
July 1, 1930: “Richard Bassett left Wednesday for the forest lookout station at Mt. Beecher, where he is stationed for the fire season.” (The Wenatchee Daily World)
July 2, 1930: “John Branton went up to Mount Leecher lookout station Monday to spend some time with Richard Bassett, who is in charge of the lookout station.” (The Wenatchee Daily World)
October 11, 1930: Panorama photos taken by W. B. Osborne.
June 17, 1931: "The Twisp Camp Fire Girls climbed to the top of Mount Leecher last week. The first lap was to Benson creek, where the base camp was made. The second day was spent on the telephone trail to the top and back. The girls climbed the glass and steel lookout tower overlooking the Chelan forest. The hike home was made Saturday. The forest service recently finished an automobile road to the top of the mountain, providing a drive of unusual scenic beauty." (The Spokesman-Review)
August 28, 1936: "Richard Bassett is down from his lookout station on Leacher Mountain. The recent heavy rain made it possible to leave the woods for a short time." (The Herald-Reporter)
July 17, 2014: The lookout was evacuated by helicopter, flames from the Carlton Complex Fire had effectively surrounded the lookout making escape unsure at a later time. The lookout was not re-staffed as a primary lookout this season.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - LEECHER LOOKOUT HOUSE PID - TQ0443 STATE/COUNTY- WA/OKANOGAN COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - TWISP EAST (1969)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1961 THE LOOKOUT HOUSE HAS BEEN MOVED AND NOW LIES OVER THE TRIANGULATION TABLET LEECHER 2