Pulaski County Mark Twain National Forest 34N-10W-30
June 10, 1937: "The fire tower at Bald Ridge has been abandoned and the territory formerly covered by that tower will now be divided between the Texas and Roby towers. Bald Ridge Tower was what is known as a 'Crow's Nest' due to the fact that was built in the top of a high tree. This was one of the first of the fire towers constructed in this area." (Rolla Herald)
National Geodetic Survey
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1947 (FRG) THE TOWER IS LOCATED ABOUT 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FORT LEONARD WOOD AND 10 MILES NORTHEAST OF ROBY.
THE TOWER IS OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION WITH A WOODEN ENCLOSED OBSERVATION PLATFORM ON TOP, 50 FEET HIGH. THE POINT INTERSECTED WAS THE APEX OF THE ROOF.
TO REACH FROM JUNCTIONS OF STATE HIGHWAYS 32 AND 17 IN ROBY, GO NORTH ON STATE HIGHWAY 17 6.4 MILES TO A T ROAD RIGHT, TURN RIGHT (EAST) 3.1 MILES TO A NORTH-SOUTH AND SIGN (BIG PINEY 6 MILE), TURN LEFT (NORTH) 1.5 MILES TO A T ROAD RIGHT, TURN RIGHT 0.1 MILE TO TOWER ON THE LEFT.