September 26, 1937: "The Monroe County Rod and Gun Club has requested the State Conservation commission to construct fire trails on the western slope of Peters mountain, according to J.J. Underwood, president of the local organization. It was explained that the fire trails and the plans for a fire tower were once begun by the CCC organization, but for some reason work on the project stopped. The action of the local club in making the request was prompted by a desire to prevent forest fires from destroying game in one of the county's best game territories." (Raleigh Register)
1956: A larger lookout structure replaced the original lookout building.
1972: This was the last year the lookout was used for fire detection. Following this closure the lookout became a popular site for watchers of raptors. These bird enthusiasts took it upon themselves the job of caring for the structure.
February 10, 1996: Arsonists burned the lookout on the night of the 10th.
May 1996: A new 14x14 cedar cabin was completed.