1936 - 37: Construction of the fire tower began in 1936 and was completed the following year by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps from Camp Hutton.
July 1, 1937: "On Monday, July 5, a United States forest fire tower will be dedicated to the memory of Ranger D.R. Gaudineer, according to Arthur A. Wood, forest supervisor. Gaudineer lost his life 15 months ago in a futile effort to rescue his three daughters when fire destroyed their home at Parsons, W. Va. He served as district ranger in the Monongahela national forest for ten years. The tower is located on Gaudineer Knob, named for the ranger, near the Randolph and Pocahontas county line." (Charleston Daily Mail)