June 1922: "The State recently purchased 15 acres on the top of Green Mountain in Effingham for the purpose of erecting a fire lookout station to be maintained jointly with the State of Maine. This station is located within a short distance of the New Hampshire-Maine line and offers exceptional facilities for fire prevention work in both states." (Biennial Report of the Forestry Commission, 1921-22)
1922: "Under a cooperative agreement with the Maine Forestry Commission a 47 foot steel tower on Cedar Mountain in Maine was moved to Green Mountain in Effingham during the past summer and will be maintained jointly by Maine and New Hampshire. The new Green Mountain station commands a large territory in both states and has been greatly needed as a means of increased protection to surrounding towns in New Hampshire where many fires occur." (Biennial Report of the Forestry Commission, 1921-22)
August 9, 1966: "Jay Gallegher, a state fire tower watchman, figures he has an answer to the litter problem. Litter was a problem on the two mile trail up 1,907-foot Green Mountain until he put up a sign which read, in part: 'Please take all litter with you - my wife is coming up next week and I don't want her to think I keep an untidy mountain." (Portsmouth Herald)
2015: The fire tower at the summit of Green Mountain in Effingham is receiving a safety update and face lift this summer. The renovations include new concrete footings, a new cab, new stair treads, hand railings and safety guard railings and new paint. The project is being completed by the Project Resource Group of Francestown. The cost, about $215,000 provided by State Capital Funds. Completion is projected by the Fall.
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 (WER) THE STATE FOREST SERVICE LOOKOUT TOWER IS ABOUT 2-1/2 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF THE EFFINGHAM POST OFFICE, ON THE SUMMIT OF GREEN MOUNTAIN.
A TRAVERSE CONNECTION WAS MADE FROM TRIANGULATION STATION GREEN MT. 2 TO THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER, DISTANCE BEING 0.840 METER (2.75 FEET) SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF STATION GREEN MT. 2. THE LOOKOUT TOWER IS A SQUARE WOODEN CABIN SUPPORTED BY A FOUR-LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE AND IS ABOUT 35 FEET IN HEIGHT OVERALL. AN ANGLE IRON SET IN A SQUARE CONCRETE BLOCK AT CENTER OF TOWER WAS MEASURED AS THE APPROXIMATE CENTER.