1908: "In order that fires may be dealt with soon after they start, it is necessary that look-out stations should be built on several points commanding a good view of the surrounding country. A point on Bald Mountain Knob along the road from Milroy to Potter's Bank is especially desirable for the location of one of these stations because of its nearness to both the Bell and United telephone lines. With a few hundred yards of line, either phone could be installed at the station. This location commands an excellent view of a large area, and with a fifty feet tower and telephone connection there is no reason why such a station should not do good work." (Report of the Department of Forestry, 1908-09)
1914: A tree observation post was established, the viewing point at 35 feet above the ground.