1910-11: A tree observation post established 50 feet above the ground.
September 24, 1919: "Arrangements are being made for erecting a sixty-foot steel tower, with stairs and an inclosed top, at the head of Goodall hollow above Asaph run, with directly connecting road from the township road on Asaph run and a road that will end on private land near the old Harrington Hotel, on Pine creek above Ansonia. This will have direct telephone connection with the Asaph office of the Forestry department and the nearby homes of the fire wardens. It is estimated that something more than 100,000 acres can be seen from this tower, about 43 per cent of which is woodlands. Stairs are used instead of the old-style ladder so that visitors can easily get to the top without fear of accident for while these towers have a primary object of reducing the forest fire damage, they also furnish a period of pleasure to visitors, who are well repaid for the climb in the wonderful view obtained." (The Wellsboro Agitator)
May 27, 1934: "Believing that white foxes bring bad luck, many woodsmen in this district today were waiting for something unfortunate to happen following the report that an albino fox had been sighted in the Tioga state forest. Albinism is very unusual among foxes, according to Forest Ranger E.N. Lenckes, of Ansonia. The albino fox was reported seen in the vicinity of the Goodall forest fire observation tower, but no woodsman seems to know the origin of the belief that such an animal brings bad luck. Absolutely white foxes are not native to Pennsylvania." (The Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
October 8, 1936; "Construction of a 10,200-foot road to Goodall fire tower eliminating a 25 per cent grade and dividing more evenly the territory between Goodall and Left Asaph, is in charge of enrollees of Darling Run Camp. Surveyed some months ago, the right-of-way has been cut and the 'bull-dozer' is now engaged in grading the route. Tourists and others who enjoyed viewing Pennsylvania woodlands from a fire tower will find the completed road an easy way of access and its advantages in fire protection are numerous." (The Wellsboro Agitator)
October 13, 1937: "Hathen Productions this weekend returned to Wellsboro to resume photographing the Canyon country for the State Movie Program. Shots were taken at Goodall Tower, the Colton Park Lookouts and along U.S. Route 6. Appearing in the picture is a new Buick purchased from the Evans Auto Company, of Wellsboro. The reel will show two young ladies starting on a motor trip from Harrisburg to all the outstanding scenic attractions of the state. The picture will be in natural colors with sound." (The Wellsboro Agitator)
August 21, 1940: "A new cabin is being constructed at the Goodall fire tower. The cabin is to be made of native stone."(The Wellsboro Agitator)
April 14, 1949: "The Department has five fire towers in Tioga County. The names of the towermen and location of the towers are as follows: Rex Sherman on Goodall tower at the head of Goodall branch of Asaph Run." (Wellsboro Gazette)
November 23, 1949: "The new portable generator just purchased by the Wellsboro Fire Department proved to be a life-saver for a lost hunter. A bear hunter from Harrisburg, name not known, was missing, when the party he was with returned to their cars at the end of the day's hunting, Wednesday. A searching party failed to locate the missing man after several hours of firing rifle shots to attract his attention. At 2 a.m. Thursday a call was put in to the Wellsboro Fire Dept. For the use of their new portable generator and searchlights. Firemen Tom Focht with several others responded with the light unit to the scene of the search. They set up a large 500-watt spotlight on top of the Goodall fire tower which is located in the center of the area where the hunter was last seen. They used this as a beacon in hope that the hunter would see it and come to the tower. The hunter reported that he saw the light as soon as it was turned on and started toward it through the woods. At approximately 6:30 Thursday morning the hunter came out a short distance from the fire tower and found members of the searching party. He related that he had built a fire and had decided to wait until morning to find his way out when he saw the light." (The Wellsboro Agitator)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - GOODALL FIRE TOWER PID - LZ1690 STATE/COUNTY- PA/TIOGA COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - ASAPH (1969)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1968 (WMJ)
STATION IS THE TOP CENTER OF THE GOODALL FIRE TOWER. IT IS A
STANDARD STATE FOREST TOWER, ABOUT 90 FEET IN HEIGHT AND ON THE
HIGHEST PART OF A HILL. IT IS LOCATED 8 MILES WEST NORTH-WEST OF
WELLSBORO AND 2 MILES NORTHWEST OF ANSONIA.