July 1, 1930: The lookout that was destroyed in the big 1929 burn was replaced by this date. (Report of the Director of the National Park Service)
July 29, 1935: Panorama photos taken.
July 20, 1937: "The Flathead Forest this morning reported a hangover lightning fire occurring about three miles north of Coram about 9 o'clock last evening. It was discovered by Lookout Mortenson, located at the Apgar lookout station in Glacier park and was quickly brought under control by a crew under the direction of Ranger McDowell of the Coram ranger station. It covered less than a quarter of an acre." (The Daily Inter Lake)
June 7, 1951: "Park officials hope to have all lookouts equipped with FM radio sending and receiving sets sometime this summer. One thing holding up the project is the necessity for wiring Apgar lookout, located near park headquarters, for power. Apgar will be the main station for lookout radios. If the system works out, phone lines now providing communication to the lookouts will be taken out after a few years. But for the time being, the radio will operate in conjunction with the phone system." (The Daily Inter Lake)
July 24, 1951: "A four-man construction crew is starting work on a radio relay station atop Apgar mountain west of park headquarters. This will be the main relay station for the network of 13 lookout radio sets now being installed in the park. Three aluminum towers will be constructed near Apgar lookout, and a transmission line will run down the side of the mountain and across the flats to park headquarters. This line will be placed underground. First work of the construction crew now will probably be clearing right-of-way for the line." (The Daily Inter Lake)
July 30, 1951: "Another blaze, burning in a snag on Apgar mountain, was extinguished Saturday by Apgar Lookout Malcolm Weed and Fireguard Don Dayton from park headquarters. This fire was caused by a lightning strike Saturday afternoon." (The Daily Inter Lake)
June 8, 1952: "The radio sets for lookouts are not difficult to place. With a new battery unit in use this year the lookout radio installation is only a job of packing it up the mountain rather than placing aerials and other bulky equipment. The Apgar Mountain repeat station is aimed chiefly at relay of messages originating and arriving at the West Glacier park headquarters. An entire building, 16 x 20 feet, on Apgar houses the relay station. Parts for the station were hauled up the mountain behind a special narrow gauge trail tractor. It pulled several trailer loads of equipment up the mountain." (The Daily Inter Lake)
July 4, 1954: "Lookouts in Glacier National Park are being posted ;just as fast as snow will permit,' Lynn Coffin, park assistant chief ranger in charge of fire control, said Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Bert White of Columbia Falls have already taken up quarters on Apgar Mountain." (The Daily Inter Lake)
June 23, 1955: "First Glacier National Park lookout is to be posted Friday, park officials said today. Park rangers said Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howard would man Apgar Lookout as the park started its build up to full scale fire fighting strength." (The Daily Inter Lake)
August 18, 1967: The lookout on Apgar Mountain was evacuated when strong winds pushed the Huckleberry-Apgar Mountain fire as a precaution that the fire should spread. (The Daily Inter Lake)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - APGAR LOOKOUT PID - TN0780 STATE/COUNTY- MT/FLATHEAD COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - MC GEE MEADOW (1994)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 (JCC) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED. THE LOOKOUT HOUSE APPEARS TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION.