November 11, 1925: "F.H. Runk, who has charge of the forest rangers lookout on Elk Mountain was a Ukiah business visitor during the week." (Ukiah Republican Press)
June 21, 1944: "An unusual sight met the gaze of Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Bucknell at Garrett Mt. Lookout Station Saterday afternoon, following the heavy downpour this end of the county received that afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Bucknell were looking over the landscape around the station when their attention was attracted by two large deer that were feeding nearby. Shortly they noticed the deer acting in a strange manner and in a few moments leaped away into the timber. Following closely on the disappearance of the deer a huge panther came into the opening. A telephone call to Harry Vann ranch, only a few miles distant, brought Harry, with his son, Merrill, and Dick Hall up with their varmint dogs. For some unknown reason the dogs failed to pick up the scent of the marauder. Mr. Bucknell regrets he did not have his gun at the lookout as he feels he could have killed the panther, and Mrs. Bucknell regrets she did not have her camera loaded as she could have had a good picture of both deer and cat." (Ukiah Republican Press)
March 19, 1920: "E.C. Phelps reports that the heavy wind at Thanksgiving tore all the shutters from the Goat Mountain lookout house, blew out all the windows, carried away the steps leading up the tower to the house and even tore the lookout table inside the house loose from the platform to which it was fastened. Last summer when No. 13 was given to this lookout point for the purpose of enabling the observers on airplane fire patrol to identify it, the wind blew out three windows and Kelpie's dog deserted him, and Phelps made dire predictions at that time if this number were allowed to remain there." (California District News Letter)
June 14, 1943: "Mrs. Virginia L. Shriver, 86, of Lakeport, is believed to be the oldest woman ever to take up summer living quarters atop one of the lonesome lookout stations in the Mendocino National Forest. She accompanied her grandson, George Shriver, also of Lakeport, to Goat mountain lookout where Shriver will be on duty during the fire season." (Redwood Journal)
December 13, 1940: "Reference is made to to the request in the California Ranger of November 1 for information relative to Forest employees called to military service this year.
We recently received word that Delmar O. Tilley, lookout-fireman stationed at the High Glade lookout on the Upper Lake District of the Forest, volunteered and was accepted for service to fill Lake County's quota of one man. Mr. Tilley reported for military service during the week of November 18. -Mendocino-" (California Ranger)
August 15, 1996: "In the meantime, the fire has broken through fire lines to the northeast and is sweeping out of control toward Cache Creek area, Graff said. The U.S. Forest Service evacuated its High Glade lookout post early today as the fire advanced." (Ukiah Daily Journal)
August 16, 1996: "Flames still threaten some 40 homes along Sam Alley Ridge Road and in Clover Valley on the fire's southern edge. To the northeast, the fire overran the U.S. Forest Service's High Glade lookout station Thursday. The lookout station had been evacuated before the fire arrived." (Ukiah Daily Journal)
1933: The lookout was constructed.
July 29, 1943: "Thursday morning Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Bucknell took their posts at the Pine Mountain forestry lookout for the summer months, replacing Ralph Johnson, who was recently injured and unable to carry on the work at Pine Mountain." (Redwood Journal)
August 7, 1944: "Earl Mersinger, who was hurt about two weeks ago on Pine mountain while fire fighting, will be in Howard Memorial Hospital, Willits, for some time due to a foot injury. He has been there under the care of Dr. R.A. Babcock the past week. Mr. Mersinger is forestry lookout at Pine Mountain, near Upper Lake." (Redwood Journal)
August 9, 1944: "The Mersingers have been stationed on the Pine Hill Lookout in Lake county, but after Mr. Mersinger's injury the position was taken by Mrs. Carl Capell. June Marie Bauer is also at the lookout, assisting her aunt." (Ukiah Republican Press)
2002: The lookout became a part of the recreational rental program after being restored by volunteers.
August 29, 1941: "Ranger John Monday believes in letting the water do the running, so Sheetiron lookout, at an elevation of 6,500 feet goes "streamlined" with a stream of sparkling spring water running through a 500 foot pipe line right into the lookoutman's kitchen. To assist the water in running up-hill, there's a salvaged gas engine, and a 500 gallon "prohi" tank provides storage of ample water for every need. All the lookout lacks to make a penthouse deluxe is "Smoky" Henry's electric power plant paraphenalia which he demonstrated successfully last season at Hull Mt. L.O. --Mendocino--" (California Ranger)