August 14, 1914: "The stations at Sherman and Bonaparte, the highest peaks in this half of the reservation, enable the rangers to keep a close watch of practically the entire territory.” (The Republic News-Miner)
September 17, 1915: “The local office of the Forest Service have completed the field work for the present season and will relieve the guards from duty. Lookout towers for fire detectives were built on Sherman, Bonaparte, Vulcan and First Thought mountains.” (The Republic News-Miner)
January 1921: "Fred Schmelling who held down the lookout on Bonaparte Mountain this summer (1920) was a visitor at the office, bringing with him some fine game pictures." (Six Twenty-Six)
October 1925: "Lookout Horning on Bonaparte Mountain boasts of having high born dogs. His water spaniel presented him with seven fine puppies, which we believe are the first to be born on a lookout. G.H. Wiltz" (Six Twenty-Six)
September 28, 1928: “Twice within the past few days Forest Service employees have had rather exciting encounters with bear. Lookout Petty on Bonaparte Mountain was recently returning to his station with a pack load of grub when he met two bear on the trail. The bear were too friendly to suit Mr. Petty, who hastily discarded his pack and climbed a tree alongside the trail. The bear nosed around the pack and kept Mr. Petty up the tree for about an hour and a half, after which the bear padded up the trail. Mr. Petty decided the best pace for him for the balance of the day was at the foot of the mountain so he hastily scrambled down the tree and beat a hasty retreat to the nearest farmhouse for the night.” (The Republic News-Miner)
October 18, 1929: “The lumber for a new Lookout on Bonaparte Mountain has been purchased and is being packed to the top of the mountain by Gilbert Roundy of Entiat and Tom Kroupa of Chesaw. They are using 12 head of horses in their pack string.” (The Republic News-Miner)
October 18, 1929: “Ranger Wiltz of Chesaw was in Republic Tuesday. Gordon Sly, who had been helping pack up lumber for Bonaparte Lookout returned with him.” (The Republic News-Miner)
Activated: April 10, 1942; Deactivated: August 31, 1942. Seattle Filter Center.