February 16, 1950: "Strayed -- Sow and 3 shotes, marked with swallow fork in each ear. Owner please call for them at Sinking Creek lookout tower and pay feed bill. Sam White, Fremont. 383." (The Current Local)
October 2008: The CCC constructed lookout and associated structures underwent a refurbishing under the Passport in Time program.
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 (VBM) STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE TOP OF THE CLARK NATIONAL FOREST LOOKOUT TOWER LOCATED ABOUT 8 MILES SOUTH OF FREMONT AND ABOUT 14 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WINONA. IT IS IN THE NW 1/4 OF SEC. 17, T 25 N, R 2 W. IT IS A FOUR-LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE WITH AN ENCLOSED OBSERVATION ROOM AT THE TOP AND THE OVER-ALL HEIGHT IS ABOUT 90 FEET.
TO REACH FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 60 AND CARTER COUNTY STATE ROAD J AT THE SOUTHEAST EDGE OF FREMONT, GO SOUTH ON ROAD J FOR 9.0 MILES TO A GRAVELED ROAD RIGHT. TURN RIGHT AND GO WEST ON FOREST SERVICE ROAD 3146 FOR 1.0 MILE TO A HOUSE ON THE RIGHT AND THE LOOKOUT TOWER ON THE LEFT.