June 13, 1934: "Radio receiving and sending unit has been installed at Butts Point." (Recorder Herald)
July 19, 1960: "One fire is still burning in the Salmon National Forest near the Butt's Point Lookout. Eight smoke-jumpers were released Monday to join the 25 fire fighters already there. The fire was brought under control Sunday after a helicopter dropped five loads of borate on the worst part of the blaze just below the lookout." (Post-Register)
July 8, 1964: "Cleve Chatterton, 21, stationed as a lookout on Butt's Point on the Salmon National Forest, fell from a catwalk at the lookout Monday afternoon. The forest dispatched a helicopter to bring Chatterton to the Steele Memorial Hospital for a checkup. The lookout radioed the forest headquarters that he had slipped from the catwalk and fell 12 feet around 3:30 p.m. Chatterton was X-rayed at the hospital and released without injuries serious enough for hospitalization." (The Post-Register)
May 19, 1983: "The North Fork Ranger District of the Salmon National Forest is seeking a volunteer to be a fire tower lookout in the River of No Return Wilderness overlooking the Salmon Wild and Scenic River. The rustic lookout contains a refrigerator and stove, drinking water is available at a spring one-half mile away from the tower. The volunteer will be taken by jet boat to the Salmon River Lodge and from there will be taken the seven miles to Butts Point Lookout via pack string. Resupplying of provisions during the summer will be done via packstring." (The Recorder Herald)
November 28, 2002: "Butts Point Lookout is once again a safe, habitable lookout thanks to the volunteer efforts of Dr. Phil Krueger, his family and friends of Boise. Krueger spent many summers as a Forest Service lookout at Butts Point." (The Recorder Herald)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - BUTTS POINT LOH CENTER PID - QZ0590 STATE/COUNTY- ID/IDAHO COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - BUTTS CREEK POINT (1962) STATION DESCRIPTION
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1945 (JCT) THE STATION IS IN THE SALMON NATIONAL FOREST 7 MILES SE OF LANTZ BAR, 2 MILES S OF THE BRIDGE ACROSS THE SALMON RIVER AT HORSE CREEK, AND AT THE N END OF A HIGH RIDGE KNOWN AS BUTTS POINT. IT IS A TWO-STORY SQUARE FRAME LOOKOUT HOUSE, IS PAINTED WHITE, AND HAS A PYRAMIDAL ROOF. IT WAS LOCATED BY TRAVERSE FROM STATION BUTTS.
THE POINT LOCATED WAS THE COMPUTED CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT HOUSE.