1911: The site was first established as an observation point.
1915-1916 biennium: A new and improved watch tower constructed.
September 21, 1938: The lookout was damaged in the Great New England Hurricane of 1938.
August 3, 1939: "Operation of three borderline towers has recently been taken over from the State Forestry Department by the White Mountain National Forest at Black Mountain in the edge of Benton, Mt. Cabot in Kilkenny and Stinson Mountain in Rumney." (The Portsmouth Herald)
1941: A 28-foot high CT-2 timber tower with a L-4 type cab, without outriggers, was constructed.
April 17, 1944: "Mrs. Maud Bickford left today to take over her duties as a fire watcher and lookout in the White Mountain national Forest. Mrs. Bickford will resume her work at a station on Black Mountain in Benton, a job she held last year. She took along her dog as company. Mrs. Bickford will attend a three-day instruction school at Bartlett, before going to her station." (The Telegraph)