September 12, 1948: "As fire danger decreases in Glacier National Park, all but one of the 13 mountain top lookouts are coming down. He's Alexander (Scotty) Beaton, 74, oldest lookout of them all. Scotty has been watching for forest fires from Numa Ridge for 26 years. His record is perfect--he hasn't missed a fire, and he has never reported a false smoke. Sometime next week Scotty will be the last lookout to come down. This is his last season." (The Billings Gazette)
May 3, 1949: "Alexander Beaton, credited with never missing a fire in 26 years as a forest lookout, is to receive a medal from the government. The veteran Glacier Park summer lookout retired last fall to a ranch on the Flathead river's north fork, near his old lookout station." (The Daily Inter Lake)
April 30, 1950: "Alexander (Scotty) Beaton, oldest lookout in Glacier National Park both in years and point of service when he retired last year, died yesterday morning in Kalispell General Hospital. He spent 26 years in the U.S. Forest and National Park services and was well known to thousands of local people and tourists from all parts of the United States simply as 'Scotty.' He celebrated his 75th birthday last August and was retired on a pension after watching Glacier National Park grow from a wild, uninhabited region to become one of the most popular of national parks in the nation. He helped build the Numa Ridge station, the first lookout in the park which he said was only a tent in those days. At present the station is 14 feet square with a glass enclosed second story for observing fires. One of Scotty's proudest claims was in all his 26 years as a lookout he never missed spotting a fire which broke out in his area and never reported a false one." (The Daily Inter Lake)
Spring 2009: Winter wind caused damage to the eaves of the roof allowing snow to build up in the attic. A permanent fix to be made when the weather permits.