July 9, 1959: "Thursday afternoon, state forestry personnel spotted their first fire from atop Long Mountain, south of Sandpoint, where work is nearing the completion stages on the construction of a new forestry lookout station." (Sandpoint News Bulletin)
June 30, 1960: "Long Mountain lookout west of Cocolalla will be manned this year beginning July 1 by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Eaton of Sandpoint. Long Mountain is the areas one surviving manned lookout." (Sandpoint News Bulletin)
August 11, 1960: "Mr. and Mrs. Bob Sherwood visited the Ed Charlands and baby at the lookout on Long mountain on Sunday." (Sandpoint News Bulletin)
September 8, 1960: "Mr. and Mrs. Ed Charland spent Friday at their home here from their duties at the forest service lookout on Long mountain." (Sandpoint News Bulletin)
1964: 46-foot Aermotor MC-40 steel tower, moved from Spades LO (Kresek)
June 29, 1967: "Joyce Sprinkle, Tucson, Ariz., began work Monday as fire lookout at the State Department of Forestry's observation tower on Long Mountain, west of Cocolalla. Miss Sprinkle, who teaches in Arizona, has been a frequent visitor to the Sandpoint area." (Sandpoint News Bulletin)
June 2, 1998: "The State of Idaho Department of Lands offers the following for sale to the highest bidder: A 54' high metal lookout tower with a 12 x 12 wood cabin. Tower is structurally sound. Cabin has glass damage and door missing. Tower is located in the SWSW of Sec 28 T55N R3W B M. Bonner County, Id. Tower is sold 'as is where is' and must be removed from the site by September 30, 1998. Access is via forest roads across USFS private and BLM property. Any road maintenance necessary to access the tower will be the responsibility of the successful bidder. All roads damaged must be returned to their original condition. Successful bidder will required to post a bond in the amount of $5,000 to insure repair of any damage caused by the removal of the tower. No real property is include in this offer for sale. Sales tax will be collected unless buyer can furnish exemption certificate. Arrangements to view the tower may be made by contacting Nick Nicolls." (Bonner County Daily Bee)
1998: The tower was sold to a private party and moved to a new location.