September 13, 1933: “One crew working out of ECW Camp No. F-10 at Trout Creek, Montana, has started the work of placing maple floor in Minton Peak Lookout House.” (The Sanders County Independent-Ledger)
August 2, 1934: "Spreading in a devastating burn through the night, the big blaze threw spot fires four miles ahead into the country south of the small mill town of Tuscora, on the Northern Pacific railway. It crossed the lower part of Tuscora creek and the road, ran up Partridge gulch, crowning heavily, and forced abandonment of the Minton lookout, which however, had not been destroyed at last reports." (The Daily Inter Lake)
July 15, 1936: “Bob Iff Jr., who has been on the Minton Peak lookout station, is now working at the Trout Creek ranger station.” (The Sanders County Independent-Ledger)
August 2, 1938: "A hundred CCC men Wednesday night reinforced the 540 men fighting the Trout creek blaze after a hot wind had sent the front ahead several miles. Foresters here feared the Minton lookout cabin had been destroyed." (Montana Standard)
August 3, 1938: " 'Spot' fires started by blazing brands hurled as much as four miles by the wind caused trouble to the firefighters, but all were checked quickly. The fire caused the abandonment of the Minton lookout station, but the cabin so far had escaped." (Montana Standard)
August 20, 1941: “Elmer Knudson spent a few days leave from his lookout on Minton Peak.” (The Sanders County Independent-Ledger)
1968: A L-4 cab built atop a 10-foot treated timber tower. (Kresek)
1973: The last season the lookout was staffed.
2011: The L-4 cab was completely rebuilt atop a five-foot timber tower.