September 11, 1929: The Dole fire continues to threaten settlers in the upper Little Washougal district and to menace the Columbia national forest. The fire has swept around the southwest corner of the forest, and the country is so dry that the blaze has progressed to the east in the face of wind from that direction. The lookout at Silver Star reported that should the wind change and advance the fire toward the forest boundary, a steep, timbered ridge will offer the flames a quick headway into the forest. Forest officials are ready to rush in men to backfire from the ridge the moment the fire reaches the boundary." (Morning Oregonian)
July 12, 1934: Panorama photos taken by Robert Cooper.
Activated: March 11, 1942; Deactivated: October 15, 1943. Portland Filter Center.
October 15, 1943: Aircraft Warning Service Station 'Oboe 1-1' was inactivated. The AWS had utilized existing facilities owned by the Columbia National Forest. Improvements added, using AWS funds, included sleeping quarters and a woodshed. Upon the end of service the Forest Service retained the site for continued use as a fire detection point. (Report of the Aircraft Warning Service Stations, May 1, 1944)