1932: The first lookout built by Murdock McNicoll was on Napolean Hill. The building was prefabricated during the winter months. With the help of Packer Neal Poyner, the materials were hauled to the summit.
July 1, 1936: "Walter Waetzig attended the training camp for forest workers last week and Saturday morning left for his lookout at Napolean mountain." (Recorder Herald)
July 19, 1951: "The Forest Service proposes to sell, donate, abandon or destroy on or after August 16, 1951, the following property: Item 1. Napolean Telephone line, extending from Napolean Lookout to Salmon River via Camel Gulch, single grounded circuit tree line. Consists of approximately 4 miles of No. 9 wire." (The Recorder Herald)