December 31, 1938: "The fire tower that is being re-erected near Stendal is almost completed. Just as soon as it is completed, it will be put into operation." (The Vincennes Sun Commercial)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - HARTWELL LOOKOUT TOWER PID - JA1972 STATE/COUNTY- IN/PIKE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - AUGUSTA (1989)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1946 (WJC) THE STATION IS THE APEX OF THE TOWER ROOF, LOCATED ON LAND OF THE PIKE COUNTY STATE FOREST WHICH LIES SEVERAL MILES SOUTHEAST OF WINSLOW. THE TOWER IS OF FOUR LEG STEEL CONSTRUCTION WITH A CABIN AT THE TOP. IT IS SILVER IN COLOR AND IS ABOUT 100 FEET HIGH.