1917: "We also contributed towards the construction of a trail leading to the lookout which is being established by the Forest Service on Mount Pilchuck in Snohomish County." (The Tenth Annual Report of the Washington Forest Fire Association)
June 7, 1918: "Now that the season for forest fires is nearly here the District Forester is preparing to man some of the hitherto unused lookout locations in the National forests by erecting the new standard ready-cut lookout houses. The Portland district office has ordered two of the standard houses from local mills and they will be put up on Philchuck Mountain in Snoqualmie Forest and Tumwater lookout in the Wenatchee National Forest. The new type of lookout house adopted by the District Forester provides for a house 12 feet square surmounted by a cupola six feet square. All the house and cupola is surrounded by windows and the entire house is constructed of ready-cut material, so that it may be transported up the mountains without unnecessary trouble. The material for a lookout house weighs nearly four tons including the glass and hardware. All the pieces are numbered so that there is no time lost in putting it together and so that no extra material will be carried to the top of the mountain where the stations are located." (The Oregonian)
September 18, 1918: "Two standard lookout houses have been shipped for forest service the past week by the Millmade Construction Company, of Portland. One house goes to Mount Pilchuck in the Snoqualmie forest. Both were shipped in knockdown form and will be packed in to their respective locations." (Oregonian)
1918: "We contributed $73.50 towards the completion of a connecting phone line between Granite Falls and the Forest Service lookout on Mt. Pilchuck in Snohomish County." (11th Annual Report of the Washington Forest Fire Association)
November 1927: "In early August, a Mr. Corrock of Seattle climbed to the Pilchuck Lookout. He smoked a pipe while resting; after he left, a small fire was discovered by Lookout Dempster to be burning in the moss at the same spot where Mr. Corrock had been. The case was reported and in due time, Mr. Corrock was brought before the Justice of the Peace at Granite Falls. Mr. Corrock plead guilty to throwing away lighted tobacco and was sentenced to plant 100 trees along some public highway under the direction of the Forest Supervisor. It was not deemed advisable to have the planting done on National Forest land due to the fact that no Forest land in need of planting is near a highway. Supervisor Weigle has tentatively chosen a location on the new Pacific Highway between Everett and Seattle where there is no chance of the planting being disturbed and where it can be observed by the public. Ira J. Mason" (Six Twenty-Six)
August 24, 1935: Panorama photos taken by Clisby.
July 21, 1949: "The last request of Everett Huff, Portland, the first fire lookout on Mt. Pilchuck in Washington, will be carried out Friday when his ashes are distributed on the peak. Huff died in December. The widow, Dorothy, will be flown over the scene if weather permits, and will listen to the ceremony by radio. The ashes will be carried up a trail. Huff was fire lookout on the peak in 1921 and had his headquarters at Darrington, Wash., for many years." (The Oregonian)