June 23, 1939: "Material is being hauled to La Mosca Peak in the Mount Taylor district for construction of a lookout structure on the Cibola Forest, it was announced Thursday. The building will be completely glassed and equipped with living quarters for the watchman. Because of the location, high above surrounding territory, a tower will not be necessary, Forest Service officials said. When completed, it will be used instead of the present Mount Taylor lookout." (Albuquerque Journal)
October 19, 1939: "Fire fighting improvements on La Mosca Peak, consisting of a lookout observatory, cistern and two miles of road, will be completed this week, O.Fred Arthur, supervisor of Cibola National Forest, said Wednesday. The work has been carried on under the supervision of Foreman John Gilliland. La Mosca Peak is north of Mt. Taylor and is about 500 feet lower. However, due to lack of timber, visibility from La Mosca is better than from Mt. Taylor, according to Arthur." (Albuquerque Journal)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - LA MOSCA LOOKOUT HOUSE PID - FO1612 STATE/COUNTY- NM/CIBOLA COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - CERRO PELON (1995)
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1945 (RAM) THE LOOKOUT IS LOCATED IN THE CIBOLA NATIONAL FOREST, IS ABOUT 6 MILES SSE OF SAN MATEO, AND ABOUT 1-1/2 MILES NE OF MT. TAYLOR. IT IS ON A HIGH POINT OF ONE OF THE RIDGES LEADING UP TO MT. TAYLOR AND OVERLOOKS ALL OF THE COUNTRY TO THE N, E, AND W. BUILDING CONFORMS TO THE USUAL LOOKOUT TYPE, IT BEING BUILT OF WOOD AND HAVING WINDOWS ON ALL SIDES. IT IS ABOUT 15 FEET SQUARE, ABOUT 12 FEET HIGH, AND IS NOT ON A TOWER BUT IS SET DIRECTLY ON THE GROUND. AN INTERSECTION STATION.
A NEW FOREST SERVICE ROAD LEADS DIRECTLY TO THE LOOKOUT AND A FOREST SERVICE DISK STAMPED LA MOSCA 1940 HAS BEEN PLACED IN THE DOORSTEP.