1930: The Los Angeles County Forestry Department moved the lookout structure from Blue Ridge to this site during the spring.
September 1932: "A 50-foot lookout tower and a permanent patrol station recently constructed by the Los Angeles County Forestry Department should add greatly to the efficiency of the fire control organization in a highly hazardous mountain area where there are many summer homes and valuable properties, according to Spence D. Turner, county forester. The lookout tower, of all-steel construction, has been erected on Bodle Peak, on the western side of the Santa Monica Mountains, 4 miles west of Seminole Hot Springs, at an elevation of2,450 feet. It has an observation radius of approximately 50 miles, including a part of Ventura County." (The Forest Worker)
November 26, 1934: "The lookout tower at Bodel peak in the Malibu division has been dismatled and is being re-erected at Trunfo peak." (Oxnard Daily Courier)