1930: A lookout was established at this point, consisted of an alidade mounted on a crude stand and tent living quarters.
June 19, 1947: "Mrs. Ernest Bunday of St. Regis, the first lookout of the 1947 fire season, was taken up to Thompson peak near Superior, Sunday and will be employed there during the summer months by the forest service. Forest service officials say that the Thompson peak lookout is the most important observation point in their system. Unless the weather is exceptionally dry this lookout is manned by the fifteenth of June each year. From observations made by this lookout it is determined whether or not a fire hazard exists. Until about July first this lookout is primarily a weather station, gathering statistics for manning of the other lookouts." (The Mineral Independent)