July 20, 1921: " 'With the hot dry winds of the past ten days sweeping the Big Horns, making the forests almost as inflammable as tinder, the forest fire hazard has never been worse with the possible exception of the summer of 1919, which was undoubtedly the driest in Wyoming's history,' declared Deputy Forest Supervisor F.L. Archer yesterday. 'However, the danger is reduced to the minimum by the lookouts we have stationed both at lookout Mountain and at the Hunter ranger station since the beginning of the fire hazard. From these two points the men can clearly see every acre of forest land in the Big Horns and are constantly on the watch for the tell-tale curls of smoke." (Sheridan Post)
May 6, 1922: "About June 1 three forest-fire guards will be placed on duty by the Big Horn forest reserve, one stationed at Muddy Ranger station, one at Penrose park and the third at Woodrock. A little later a lookout will be stationed on Lookout Mountain near Woodrock." (The Sheridan Daily Enterprise)
June 30, 1922: "At present there is a lookout on Lookout mountain during the periods of fire danger, but no other real lookouts are maintained. Certain points are visited by guards every day, however." (The Sheridan Post)
November 9, 1925: "The annual fire report for this Forest, Form 926, is attached. I very much regret having to inform you that we were unable to employ a man for the Lookout Mountain Station who was competent or willing to make the reports desired, and no record was therefore obtained of lightning storms. Next season it is planned to use every effort possible to employ a man for this lookout who is competent and willing to do the work required." (Letter to the District Forester from Forest Supervisor, Bighorn)
1935: Two men from the Tongue River CCC Camp staffed the lookout from July through September.
October 22, 1938: "A new fire lookout station will be built on Black mountain to provide a better check on the west side of the Big Horns. It will replace the old station atop Lookout mountain." (Casper Star-Tribune)