Wayne County Missouri Department of Conservation 30N-7E-7
1940: Fifteen acres were acquired by the Conservation Commission for the purpose of erecting a fire tower. (Missouri Conservation Commission Annual Report)
1939-41: A fifty-two foot pole tower. (Missouri Conservation Commission Annual Report 1939-41)
1945-1946: The 'Official Manual of the State of Missouri' indicates that the towersite is owned by the Missouri Conservation Commission and is 15 acres in size.
June 28, 1946: "Roads are also under construction this summer at the High Point tower in Washington County and the Cascade tower in Wayne County. These towers were erected previously but other facilities were not completed." (Daily Capital News)
FY1953-54: "A replacement tower was made at Cascade in Wayne County." (Missouri Conservation Commission Annual Report FY 1953-54)
April 22, 1963: " 'It was a very terrible and disastrous forest fire,' Lee Fine, fire control officer in the forestry division, said today. He said the fire burned across the Cascade fire control tower site and destroyed 55,000 pine trees that had been hand-planted this spring." (Neosho Daily News)
May 1, 1963: "The fire destroyed young timber that had grown up since an extensive fire in the area 10 years ago. It also burned 55,000 young pines that had just been hand planted this spring under the Accelerated Public Works act. Fine said no fire fighters were injured although many suffered heat exhaustion. The flames swept across the site of the Cascade fire control tower, but the tower and other buildings were saved from serious damage." (The Constitution - Tribune)
FY1981-82: "Replaced the roof on the Cascade tower garage." (Missouri Department of Conservation Annual Report)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - CASCADE LOOKOUT TOWER PID - HC0980 STATE/COUNTY- MO/WAYNE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - CASCADE (1980)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 (VBM) THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE BASE OF THE TOWER, LOCATED ABOUT 13-1/2 MILES NORTHEAST OF GREENVILLE, IN THE NORTHWEST '1/4 OF SECTION 7, T 30 N, R 7 E., AND ON STATE PROPERTY. IT IS A STEEL STRUCTURE WITH AN OBSERVATION CABIN AT THE TOP. THE OVERALL HEIGHT IS ABOUT 110 FEET.
TO REACH FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 67 AND STATE HIGHWAY 34 ABOUT 1 MILE NORTH OF SILVA, GO EAST ON HIGHWAY 34 FOR 7.6 MILES TO THE JUNCTION WITH COUNTY ROAD C. CONTINUE EAST ON HIGHWAY 34 FOR 1.15 MILES TO THE JUNCTION WITH COUNTY ROAD M. TURN LEFT AND GO NORTH-NORTHEAST ON COUNTY ROAD M FOR 2.7 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT AND A SIGN CASCADE LOOKOUT TOWER 2 MILES. TURN LEFT AND GO NORTH-NORTHWEST ON A GRAVELED ROAD FOR 2.6 MILES TO THE TOWER.