1934: A 6 x 6 foot log lookout cab constructed. (Kresek)
September 19, 1951: "Maurice Lokensgard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Lokensgard, recently completed summer duties as a Forest Service lookout on Mt. McConnell. He was stationed with the Powell ranger station in the Lolo national forest. Lokensgard will leave this week for Missoula where he will enter the freshman class at Montana State university." (Havre Daily News)
1951: The lookout site was abandoned. (Kresek)
1981: "This point was first manned in 1918 when Fitz Eagan was Fish Lake District Ranger. The men lived in a tent camp until a cabin started in 1921 was finished by Roy Canfield and Hugh Curry in 1922. Toiva Ranta and his crew also built a telephone line from Fish Lake to McConnell in 1922. When the Selway Forest was split up in 1935, McConnell Mtn. went to the Powell District, however the Fish Lake-McConnell telephone line was maintained by the Lochsa District until the mid 1950's as about half the seen area from McConnell was on the Lochsa." (Louis Hartig, 'Historic Facilities of the Lochsa Ranger District' - 1981)
July 2013: The lookout cab and associated buildings were destroyed in the California Point Fire.