April 15, 1936: "In the past month there were 310 visitors to the fire lookout tower on Fountain Bluff, and 37 people braved the long climb for the view from the tower on Dry Hill, near the camp." (The Daily Independent)
August 28, 1936: "The garage at Dry Hill lookout tower is finished, and the house is practically completed. The new FS tool room in camp is nearing completion. Work will begin soon on the telephone line connecting the Fountain Bluff tower with Dry Hill tower and the camp." (The Daily Independent)
c.1942: "Dry Hill Lookout Station, U.S. Forest Service, a 100 foot tower for fire detection purposes. Visitors welcome. About 1/2 mile southwest of Camp Glenn." ("Illinois Ozark Region - Historic Development of County Names, etc...")
August 18, 1972: An advertisement was published in the 'Southern Illinoisan' for bids for the sale of this and seven other steel lookout towers on the Shawnee National Forest.