September 12, 1938: "Estimated to cost $15,000, four radio equipped lookout of fire detection stations have been placed in operation by the forestry branch of the Alberta department of lands and mines. One station is located at House Mountain, in the Whitecourt district. The stations not only will locate fires, but it is possible for them to convey reports of fires to inspectors and rangers immediately. The system is believed to be the first established in Canada. Each lookout unit is composed of a cabin which provides living quarters for the lookout man and houses the radio transmitter. Messages are received by fire inspectors and rangers, who are equipped with rangers, who are equipped wilt portable receiving sets." (Calgary Herald)
1946: "A short trail was blazed from House Mountain Lookout Tower north to connect with the McRae logging road and then on to the North Boundary Trail." (Annual Report of the Department of Lands and Mines, FY ended 3/31/1947)
1953: A steel tower replaced an earlier tower.
March 26, 1959: "Leo Goulet has been appointed lookout man at House Mountain tower and will be going there shortly. He attended the course for tower men at Grande Prairie last week." (Peace River Record Gazette)