January 28, 1945: "Miss Nellie Arabaugh, Pioneerville, serving on Sunset lookout, had the thrill of a lifetime when lightning struck a tree 200 feet from the lookout. Following a peal of thunder, a shutter banged against the side of the building so hard that it broke two panes of glass. Miss Arabaugh, armed with a shovel, soon had the flaming tree unser control. Her labor was interrupted only when she ran to the lookout and reported another fire a few miles away." (Idaho Statesman)
June 12, 1958: "Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ashley left Sunday for Idaho City for a two weeks' fire wardens' school prior to returning to the Sunset Lookout on the Boise National Forest. They completed their first year at USU, Logan." (The News-Examiner)
1958: A R-6 lookout cab was constructed on a ten foot concrete walled first level.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - SUNSET LOH PID - OZ0889 STATE/COUNTY- ID/BOISE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - SUNSET MTN (1972)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1933 NOTE--THE ORIGINAL STATION --SUNSET-- AND RM NO. 2 WERE DESTROYED WHEN THE LOOKOUT HOUSE WAS BUILT.
OZ0889' OZ0889'LOCATED ABOUT 5 MI. NE. OF MOORES CREEK SUMMIT, ON THE SUMMIT OF SUNSET MOUNTAIN.
STATION MARK--THREE FOOT TALL LIGHTNING ROD AT THE CENTER OF THE FLAT TOP LOOKOUT HOUSE.