October 8, 1950: "The work crew, now that the tower is finished, will concentrate their efforts on the construction of a cabin for the Bramley Mountain observer. The foundation has already been laid out, but cold weather will postpone completion until next year. When the cabin is ready and the new observer moves in to take over his job, he'll have just 96 steps to travel to reach his 'office' from his front yard. That's the number of steps in the climb from the ground to the tower room. But first, the district will have to select and hire the observer." (Press and Sun-Bulletin)
September 21, 1964: "Fire of undetermined origin destroyed Tweedie Brothers sawmill on Route 28, two miles west of Andes, Sunday afternoon. The fire was discovered at approximately 2:15 p.m. by Bernard Barrett, whose house adjoins the Tweedie property. Smoke from the fire was seen from the fire tower atop Bramley Mountain several miles to the north." (The Oneonta Star)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - BRAMLEY PID - NA2082 STATE/COUNTY- NY/DELAWARE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - BLOOMVILLE (1981)
STATION RECOVERY (1974)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1974 (RFH) ALL MARKS WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. DISTANCE AND ANGLES TO REFERENCE MARKS WERE NOT CHECKED. STATION IS AT THE EAST SIDE OF A FIRE TOWER, WHICH WAS ERECTED SOME TIME AFTER STATION WAS ESTABLISHED (1940), AND WHICH IS NOW ABANDONED. VIEW FROM STATION IS BLOCKED BY 25-FOOT TREES, AND A TOWER WOULD BE NEEDED AT PRESENT.
TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE INTERSECTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 10 AND 28 IN DELHI, GO EAST ON HIGHWAY 28 FOR 6.4 MILES TO A FORK AT THE WEST EDGE OF THE VILLAGE LAKE DELAWARE, TAKE LEFT FORK AND GO 0.15 MILE TO A DIRT T-ROAD LEFT, TURN LEFT AND GO 3.3 MILES TO A FARM ROAD LEFT AT THE HERMAN SCOTT FARM, TURN LEFT ON THE FARM ROAD AND FOLLOW ACROSS PASTURE AND UP THE EAST SIDE OF THE HILL TO THE HIGHEST POINT AND THE STATION ABOUT 0.6 MILE.