June 19, 1940: "Grove Mountain Run fire tower, part of the Cameron County forest fire protection plan, is to be moved this summer to a higher and more favorable location at the head of Brooks Run sector, L.G. Barnes, District Forester stated today. The Brooks Run site is 280 feet higher and is probably the highest point in Cameron County. The new tower will be twenty feet taller than the Grove Mountain tower, which is sixty feet in height. The elevation of Brook Mountain is 2,380 feet. The new tower may also be used as a flood control tower and may be manned the year around instead of during the fire season alone the District Forester said. If that is to be done, daily reports of stream conditions and atmospheric readings will be sent to government control stations at strategic points. That section is located at the head of important watersheds and could keep an eye on head waters of a dozen streams. The local forestry office maintained a temporary wooden tower on Brook Mountain during the recent fire season with an observer on constant duty. The work of moving the old tower will be started as soon as official permits are issued and the equipment can be purchased for the tower extension." (Olean Times-Herald - New York)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - BROOKS PID - MA2201 STATE/COUNTY- PA/CAMERON COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - FIRST FORK (1989)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1968 (ELH) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 8.5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF EMPORIUM, 6.5 MILES NORTH OF DRIFTWOOD AND 5 MILES EAST OF STERLING RUN. IT IS ON A HIGH WOODED RIDGE, JUST NORTH OF THE BROOKS LOOKOUT TOWER.
TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 120 AND STATE HIGHWAY 555, IN DRIFTWOOD, GO NORTHWEST ON U.S. HIGHWAY 120 FOR MA2201'4.0 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD AND SIGN GROVE HILL ROAD, RIDGE ROAD ON THE RIGHT, TURN RIGHT AND GO EAST ON THE GRAVELED ROAD FOR 3.2 MILES TO A FORK AND A WHITE BUILDING ON THE LEFT, TAKE THE LEFT FORK AND GO NORTH ON THE GRAVELED ROAD FOR 2.4 MILES TO A FORK, TURN RIGHT AND THEN LEFT AND GO 0.05 MILE TO A LOCKED GATE, PASS THROUGH GATE AND GO NORTH ON THE GRAVELED ROAD FOR 1.0 MILE TO THE LOOKOUT TOWER AND THE STATION.