May 17, 1928: "Arrangements have been completed for the commencement in the near future of a new road to Dixie Peak, where an additional lookout station is to be established. New telephone lines will be built to connect with the proposed Dixie Peak station." (Feather River Bulletin)
July 5, 1928: "A new lookout station for the Plumas National Forest is being located and a road constructed, according to word from John R. Edwards, fire warden for the Forest at Quincy. The new lookout is to be placed on Dixie Peak, in the eastern part of the Forest, and will cover a section of territory hitherto beyond the vision of other Plumas stations." (Feather River Bulletin)
July 20, 1928: "Ranger Ben Beard spent several days at Dixie Mountain looking over the site for a lookout station and telephone line." (Lassen Advocate - Susanville)
August 30, 1928: "Road building crews of the Plumas National Forest have started constructing a vehicle route to Dixie Peak, where a fire lookout station is to be established. From a point in Little Last Chance valley where a connection is had with a county road leading into Doyle, Lassen county. The road will be six miles in length. This fall the lookout station will be erected upon Dixie Peak, preparatory to use at the beginning of the fire season next year. Dixie Peak lookout will give the Plumas National Forest a total of ten primary fire lookout stations." (Feather River Bulletin)
September 14, 1928: "The Forest Service is constructing a road from the Ramelli range in Last Chance to the summit of Dixie mountain where they are building a lookout station. On the west slope of Dixie they have a crew of men stringing the telephone line to the lookout site. About fifteen men are employed." (Lassen Advocate - Susanville)
July 4, 1929: "John Gray returned to Quincy on Tuesday from a stay of 10 days on Dixie Mountain, where he was supervising the building of the new Lookout Station. The lumber for the building had to be packed a distance of a mile and a half to the top of the mountain." (Feather River Bulletin)
July 5, 1929: "The lookout station on Dixie Mountain is nearing completion. Ranger Beard states that it will be finished by July 15th." (Lassen Advocate - Susanville)
July 18, 1929: "The Forest Service has just completed the Lookout on Dixie Peak. This is the highest peak in the Forest, being 8400 feet. The whole east end of the Forest can be seen from this station." (Feather River Bulletin)
July 25, 1929: "Earl McCall and J.H. Crocker, who have been working on a Lookout Station on Dixie Mountain for the Forest Service, have finished their work, and were in town Tuesday, coming in by way of Genesee." (Feather River Bulletin)
June 5, 1931: "J.C. Horn and son Myron arrived here from Corvallis, Oregon. Myron will be fire lookout at the Dixie Mountain station for this season." (Lassen Advocate - Susanville)
August 4, 1932: "Fire late Tuesday afternoon totally destroyed the old Burnham ranch house in Grizzly Valley, north of Beckwourth, now occupied by G. Maddalena. Two women campers above the ranch saw the house on fire and alarmed the occupants. Another residence nearby was saved. The blaze was sighted by Lookout Horn on Dixie Mountain, who notified Fire Dispatcher Peckinpaw at Quincy. Three Forest Service fire guards were rushed to the aid of the Maddalenas." (Feather River Bulletin)
June 13, 1936: "Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Robinson spent several days at Meadow View before moving to Dixie Mountain, where he will be lookout man during the fire season." (Lassen Advocate - Susanville)
June 25, 1938: "Victor Johnson moved last week from Meadow View ranger station, where he had been with the telephone repair crew for the forest service, to Dixie mountain lookout station, where he will be during the fire season." (Lassen Advocate - Susanville)
July 3, 1940: "Clay Bailey, the Dixie look-out, on the Plumas forest, became ill Sunday and was taken to Susanville for treatment. During his absence Maynard Pattan is the relief look-out." (Nevada State Journal)
July 10, 1940: "Clay Bailey, Dixie Peak lookout, was able to resume his work Friday, after an illness of ten days." (Nevada State Journal)
July 25, 1940: "It is not always young deer that provide the meat dish for California lions. Proof of this is reported by Maynerd Pattan, Plumas National Forest Lookout man on Dixie Mountain. It was late afternoon, Pattan was attracted by a sound coming from the rugged mountain slopes a short distance below the lookout station. Glancing that way he saw a large mountain lion leap upon a four point buck. Pattan called loudly. He was so close that his voice carried to the combatants. The lion looked about, and slunk away into some brush. The buck also sought cover, but according to Pattan his movements indicated that he had been injured by the big cat. A later effort to track the lion down was unsuccessful, states District Ranger Ben Beard." (Indian Valley Record)
February 3, 1944: "Clay T. Bailey, former forest lookout on Dixie Mountain, northeast of Portola, was killed in action December 25 on the Italian front, according to recent word received by Ranger Ben Beard of the Milford district. Sergeant Bailey, whose home is in Susanville, was employed at Dixie mountain as a fire lookout in 1940. Bailey had also been employed previously, according to the Plumas forest records, on the Sierra and Lassen national forests." (Portola Reporter)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - DIXIE MOUNTAIN PID - KS1382 STATE/COUNTY- CA/PLUMAS COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - DIXIE MOUNTAIN (1994)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1949 (WRH) THE STATION IS LOCATED ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF DIXIE MOUNTAIN AND NEAR THE DIXIE MTN. LOOKOUT TOWER. IT IS ABOUT 10 MILES AIRLINE SOUTHWEST OF DOYLE, ABOUT 18 MILES AIRLINE NORTH-NORTHWEST OF LOYALTON, AND ABOUT 13 MILES AIRLINE NORTHEAST OF PORTOLA.
THE STATION IS 3 FEET EAST OF A CLIFF WALL AND 17 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER. IT IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN BEDROCK THAT PROJECTS ABOUT 5 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. THE DISK IS STAMPED--DIXIE MTN 1949.
THE DIXIE MTN. LOOKOUT TOWER IS A WOOD BUILDING THAT IS 14 FEET SQUARE AND ABOUT 25 FEET HIGH. THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING IS PAINTED WHITE. THE CENTER OF THE BASE OF THE TOWER IS 1.74 METERS LOWER THAN THE STATION AND WILL SERVE AS THE SUBSTITUTE STATION.
TO REACH THE STATION FROM CHILCOOT GO NORTH ON THE SPECIAL SERVICE ROAD FOR 15.5 MILES TO A ROAD TO THE LEFT. TURN SHARP LEFT AS PER SIGN DIXIE MTN LOOKOUT 7 AND GO 5.9 MILES TO THE END OF THE ROAD AND A TRAIL THAT GOES TO THE DIXIE MTN. LOOKOUT. FROM THIS POINT PACK ALONG THE TRAIL FOR ABOUT 1.5 MILES TO THE DIXIE MTN. LOOKOUT TOWER AND THE STATION AS DESCRIBED.