Carter County Mark Twain National Forest 27N-2W-31
1934: 100-foot steel tower.
July 14, 1938: "The picnic ground developement of the Fremont Lookout Site is progressing nicely." (Shannon County Democrat)
October 20, 1938: "The Carter County Conservation federation held a weiner roast and fox hunt at the Fremont tower picnic grounds Saturday night with about 100 members and friends present. The event marked the officials opening of the recreation area at the Fremont tower which has been developed by the Forest Service." (The Current Local)
August 24, 1939: "Visitors who climb the Fremont lookout tower are being presented with an attractive membership card in the Ancient and Honorable Order of Squirrels, a Club initiated for the purpose of reducing the number of man-caused forest fires. There are no formalities to join---you merely climb the 100-foot steel lookout tower, ;in the interest of fire prevention,' and the Forest Service towerman will do the rest. He will demonstrate the method used in detecting and reporting forest fires and furnish each visitor with a membership card giving his name and date on which he climbed the tower." (Van Buren Current Local)
October 10, 1940: "The picture section of the Chicago Daily News of Saturday, September, 28, contained a picture of 'Smoky Joe' Steininger at work in the Fremont fire tower. The caption under the picture read, 'The price of liberty from forest fire hazards is the keen eye of such towermen as 'Smokey Joe' shown at the fire finder in his 10-story tower.' " (The Current Local)
February 26, 1942: "Chas. Sheppard worked on the Fremont Forestry lookout tower Friday and Saturday." (Shannon County Democrat)
July 18, 1957: "Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Black visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Henson Sunday afternoon. Mr. Black is towerman at the Fremont Tower." (The Current Local)