January 11, 1934: "A site for a new fire observation station to be known as the Dairy Hill station in the town of Norway is the Herkimer county purchase. This station, when erected, will afford fire protection to the southwestern portion of the Adirondack Park and timber lands lying adjacent thereto. The site includes an area of .81 of an acre, consisting of the site for the tower and a right of way from the public highway." (Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - DAIRY HILL FIRETOWER PID - OE1829 STATE/COUNTY- NY/HERKIMER COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - MIDDLEVILLE (1943)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 (KBJ) THIS TRAVERSE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 8.0 MILES NW OF SALISBURY, ON LAND OWNED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK. IT IS A FOUR-LEGGED GREY STEEL STRUCTURE ABOUT 80 FEET HIGH WITH AN ENCLOSED METAL CAB. THE POINT OBSERVED ON WAS THE APEX OF THE ROOF.
TO REACH STATION FROM THE INTERSECTION OF N.Y. HIGHWAY 29 AND NORWAY ROAD IN SALISBURY, GO NW ON NORWAY ROAD 8.1 MILES TO T-ROAD LEFT AND A SIGN READING DAIRY HILL OBSERVATORY, TURN LEFT ON T-ROAD AND GO 0.5 MILE TO T-LANE LEFT AND A SIGN DAIRY HILL FIRE TOWER, TURN LEFT INTO LAND AND GO 0.2 MILE TO FIRE TOWER.