1913: "Telephone line and equipment for lookout station at Saddleback Mt. in Franklin county." (1914 Forest Commissioner's Report)
1914: "On Saddleback Mountain a thirty-six foot steel tower has been erected with house on top, and a log camp has been built for the use of the watchman." (1914 Forest Commissioner's Report)
1920: Inventory shows a 36-foot steel tower.
September 21, 1926: "A new lookout tower of the forestry department is rising on the Rangley Lakes region of Maine to replace that destroyed by a lightning bolt 10 days ago. With an elevation of 4600 feet, Saddleback is one of the loftiest mountains in Maine. The crew rebuilding the tower had just completed the erection of a 36-foot steel tower on Deer Mountain in Oxford County." (The Bridgeport Telegram)
October 14, 1926: "Lightning and an earthquake combined to give Arthur Long, state forestry department watchman at Mount Saddleback, Maine, an exciting time during the past summer. Long had just climbed down from the lookout tower when it was demolished by a lightning bolt. The next day the earthquake came, Long said the earth shivered as if a big wave was passing under it and the logs in his cabin fairly cracked before the tremors rumbled off along the mountain range. The watchman said it was the most eventful season of his long experience in the Maine woods." (The Bridgeport Telegram)
August 20, 1954: "If anyone wonders how all those building materials reached the 4,116-foot peak of Saddleback Mountain in one day, refer him to the Maine Forestry Dept.'s pioneer two-plane airlift. A tractor and roustabouts toted lumber to the summit but cement. gravel, sand, water, shingles and hardware were dropped on the site of a prospective forest warden's camp by flying-machine. The planes piloted by Earl Crabb and Charles Cole made two round trips an hour each. The department hopes to complete in two weeks the Saddleback living quarters of Warden James Parker, who mans the peak's lookout tower. Building the camp close to the tower will enable better fire and radio watches than were possible when the warden's camp was located two miles below the shaft." (Biddeford Journal)