Howell County Mark Twain National Forest 25N-10W-32
June 4, 1936: "Plans have been completed for the beautification of the territory surrounding the Siloam Springs lookout tower. A circular drive will be made around the tower with parking space, and in the immediate vicinity of the tower, tables and out door ovens will be built for picnics. A cabin will also be erected for the tower guard. Plans for the landscaping of this site were laid out in the local office." (West Plains Journal)
January 7, 1937: "The 4th steel fire tower has been completed on the Spring Creek and White River Range Forest districts and will aid materially in spotting and accurately locating forest fires in this section. A fifth tower is being built near Siloam Springs. Completed towers include living quarters and garage on the ground, constructed for the purpose of housing a full time guard. Public areas are also being created near the fire tower sites in several of the forest areas." (Gasconade County Republican)
June 14, 1951: "Picnic grounds are located closely by the Siloam Springs Fire Tower in Howell county." (Albany Ledger)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - SILOAM PID - GF0638 STATE/COUNTY- MO/HOWELL COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - SILOAM SPRINGS (1973)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1928 (EOH) ABOUT 16-1/2 MILES BY ROAD WEST OF WEST PLAINS, 1 MILE NORTH OF SILOAM SPRINGS, AND 200 METERS (656 FEET) SOUTH OF POINT ON COUNTY ROAD WHICH RUNS FROM POINT 1 MILE NORTH OF SILOAM SPRINGS TO ROOSEVELT POST OFFICE. TO REACH FROM SILOAM SPRINGS, GO NORTH 1 MILE TO ROAD LEADING WEST, THEN THREE-TENTHS MILE WEST TO TOP OF HILL, THEN SOUTH AND EAST 250 METERS (820 FEET) TO STATION. STATION IS ON HIGHEST POINT OF ROUND-TOPPED HILL, 12.9 METERS (42 FEET) SOUTHWEST OF BLAZED OAK, 8.3 METERS (27 FEET) WEST OF ANOTHER BLAZED OAK, AND 9.4 METERS (31 FEET) SOUTH OF THIRD BLAZED OAK. SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND MARKS ARE STANDARD STATION DISKS IN CONCRETE. UPPER MARK PROJECTS 2 INCHES AND LOWER MARK IS 5 FEET BELOW SURFACE. REFERENCE MARKS ARE STANDARD REFERENCE DISKS IN CONCRETE. NO. 1 IS 31.245 METERS (102.51 FEET) FROM STATION N 42 DEG 49 MIN E. NO. 2 IS 45.24 METERS (148.4 FEET) ALONG SLOPE FROM STATION S 46 DEG 01 MIN E.
STATION RECOVERY (1963)
RECOVERY NOTE BY MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION 1963 (PEC) STATION AND REFERENCE MARKS 1 AND 2 WERE FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION ADEQUATE. A FORESTRY LOOKOUT HAS BEEN BUILT OVER THE STATION MARK.