Shannon County Missouri Conservation Commission 30N-4W-6
1944: 49 acres were acquired for a towersite. (Report of the Missouri Conservation Commission)
October 19, 1944: "Footings were poured for the Conservation Fire Tower last week. The site is some three miles north of Round Spring on a high knoll affording unusual observation opportunities for the Current River and Barren Fork and Sinkin Creeks. We are glad to have this in our part of the county." (Shannon County Democrat)
January 15, 1945: "The new Shannondale forest fire lookout tower constructed by the state Conservation Commission was dedicated Sunday, Jan. 7, with George O. White, state forester, and local residents taking part in the program. The new tower, a 60-foot wooden structure, is located on a 50-acre site donated to the state by the Pioneer Cooperage Company." (Moberly Monitor-Index)
January 20, 1945: "The new Shannondale forest fire lookout tower built by the state conservation commission has been dedicated here with George O. White, state forester, and the Rev. V.W. Bucher of Eminence participating. The tower is a 60-foot wooden structure built on land donated to the state by the Pioneer Cooperage Co." (Daily Capital News)
1945-1946: The 'Official Manual of the State of Missouri' indicates that the towersite is owned by the Missouri Conservation Commission and is 40 acres in size.
FY 1950-51: The building of a towerman's resident at Shannondale towersite. (Missouri Conservation Commission Annual Report)
FY1956-57: "Major repairs were made to the Shannondale tower." (Missouri Conservation Commission Annual Report FY 1956-57)
1962: "Construction of a towerman's residence at Shannondale Tower." (Biennial Report - Missouri Conservation Commission)
1967: A 100-foot steel tower erected.
FY1969-70: "The garage at the Shannondale towersite received new siding." (Annual Report of the Missouri Department of Conservation)
FY1971-72: "At Shannondale new entrance cable, a new porch, roof and storm sash were installed." (Annual Report of the Missouri Department of Conservation)
FY1977-78: "A room addition was completed at the Shannondale tower residence." (Missouri Department of Conservation Annual Report)
FY1980-81: "Work was completed on the bathroom at the Shannondale Tower residence." (Missouri Department of Conservation Annual Report)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - SHANNONDALE LOOKOUT TOWER PID - HC0806 STATE/COUNTY- MO/SHANNON COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - ROUND SPRING (1985) STATION DESCRIPTION
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 (VBM) LOCATED ABOUT 3 MILES NORTH OF ROUND SPRING AND IT IS OWNED BY THE STATE. IT IS A FOUR LEGGED STEEL TOWER WITH AN OBSERVATION CABIN AT THE TOP. ITS OVERALL HEIGHT IS ABOUT 100 FEET.
TO REACH FROM THE BRIDGE OVER THE CURRENT RIVER IN ROUND SPRING, GO NORTH ON STATE HIGHWAY 19 FOR 2.9 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT AT A SIGN SHANNONDALE LOOKOUT TOWER. TURN LEFT AND GO WEST UP HILL FOR 0.35 MILE TO THE TOWER.