Taney County Missouri Conservation Commission 22N-22W-36
1943: 181 acres were acquired for a towersite. An undisclosed detection facility constructed. (Report of the Missouri Conservation Commission)
1945-1946: The 'Official Manual of the State of Missouri' indicates that the towersite is owned by the Missouri Conservation Commission and is 187.9 acres in size.
June 28, 1946: "Under construction now or scheduled for completion this summer are the Hollister tower in Taney County, the Branch and Proctor towers in the Lake of the Ozarks district, and the Flat Rock tower in the Eminence district. All will be 60-foot creosoted pole structures of a type designed by the Commission to replace steel towers when steel inaccessible during the war. These pole towers, it was discovered, are much cheaper than steel, even considering durability." (Daily Capital News)
June 23, 1949: "Of special interest to tourists is the Hollister towersite located on U.S. Highway 65 a few miles south of Hollister, where visitors are welcome." (Gasconade County Republican)
FY1956-57: "Major repairs were made to the Hollister tower." (Missouri Conservation Commission Annual Report FY 1956-57)
June 3, 1975: "A young man from Harrison, Ark., fell 80 feet to his death early Monday from a forest observation tower near Table Rock Lake. James A. Campbell, 22, was on the Missouri Forestry Division tower with four of his five companions when he fell at about 12:30 a.m., Taney County deputies said. The sheriff's office said the six young people, including Campbell's fiancee, were apparently celebrating after a couple of them had graduated from college. Campbell suffered head and chest injuries in the fall from the unmanned observation tower. Sheriff Chuck Keithly said the death was listed as accidentally." (Jefferson City Post-Tribune)