1929: A 81-foot Aermotor steel tower with ladder access was erected.
April 24, 1937: "Mr. and Mrs. Harry McKeebe and children made a trip to the fire tower near Longville as Mr. McKeebe will have charge of that tower this summer." (Brainerd Daily Dispatch)
February 24, 1939: "Commissioner Zaffke offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: WHEREAS The Division of Forestry of the State of Minnesota has made application to this Board for permission to construct a metallic circuit telephone line, starting at the quarter corner section 24-19, Township 139 Range 27 and 28, thence north to the northeast corner of Township 139-28, being northeast corner of Section 1, Township 139 Range 28, thence north along present road to Longville to connect up with Minnesota Forest service telephone line running in to Longville Lookout station. Therefore, Be it Resolved by this board that authorization be granted said Division of Forestry to construct said telephone line along the before mentioned roads. Said line to follow on the opposite side of highway or road from telephone lines now located and established along the above mentioned right-of-way. Resolution was seconded by Commissioner Olson, and on being put to vote, was duly carried." (Pine River Journal)
October 3, 1940: "Harry McKeebe started work at the Longville fire tower on Tuesday as the fires have started because it is so dry and the woods are so full of duck hunters, and there is a danger of many fires getting started." (Brainerd Daily Dispatch)