Texas County Mark Twain National Forest 33N-11W-27
1934: A 100-foot steel tower erected.
November 4, 1938: "Palmer Russell has recently been sent to Roby Tower which has been named by a local man during the past. Russell will work with the local towerman, as the fire weather is getting bad, the towers must be manned longer hours. Roby Tower was the first tower built in Missouri and Russell was the first man to work on it. Russell said, 'Seems like going back home after being away for a long time.' Vernie Howard was recently sent to Roby Cabin to night watch." (The Oak Tree - Civilian Conservation Corps newspaper of Company 1732, U.S.F.S. Camp F-9)
November 24, 1938: "A night guard and Towerman have been assigned to Roby Tower." (Rolla Herald)