1932: A native timber tower with an L-4 cab constructed.
November 1934: "During the past week the men of the McMann camp completed construction of the Quartz Mountain road which leads from over the Nine-Mile road to Quartz Mountain Lookout. A garage and storehouse for the use of the Lookout-Fireman during the fire season has been constructed at the end of the road." (Six Twenty-Six)
September 1935: "Lookout scene of wedding. High on the top of Quartz mountain, in a Colville national forest lookout, Lawrence Sprengel, Republic, stationed there, and Miss Adella Courter, Republic, were married by the Rev. G.F. Graham. The elevation of the mountain is 4803 feet and the lookout station is 40 feet high. Mr. and Mrs. Sprengel will not leave the station until called in after the forest fire season." (Six Twenty-Six)
1977: The last season the lookout was used for fire detection.
November 16, 1997: "The Quartz Mountain lookout, situated on a ridge at 4,830-feet, six miles southeast of Republic, burned to the ground on Oct. 7. Colville National Forest officials say the cabin and 30-foot tower fell victim to arson." (The Spokesman-Review)