April 5, 1922: "Sherman Seanor, of Sigel, has been employed as watchman on the Hays Lot fire tower." (New Castle News)
August 2, 1922: "More than 100 persons have visited the Department of Forestry's fire tower in northern Jefferson county every Sunday this summer, according to a report sent to the Harrisburg office by District Forester Zerby, of Clarion. To provide for the comfort and convenience of the public. Forester Zerby plans to place benches and tables beneath the trees at the foot of the tower. He also plans to wall-in a spring and build an open fireplace for persons who desire to cook a lunch when they visit the tower. Forester Zerby is opening a trail from the fire tower down North Fork, which will open the State Forest and the adjoining land to hikers and fishermen." (New Castle News)
December 10, 1923: "Hunters who have spent some of their time in the vicinity of Hayes fire tower, near here, have returned home with well filled game bags, Towerman Herman Seanor says that from his personal observation fully 1000 squirrels were killed this season near the tower, and that hundreds of pheasants and rabbits were bagged. The squirrels have been large ones. Mrs. R.J. Melzer, of this place (Brookville), killed the largest squirrel reported thus far. It weighed two and half pounds and was a black fellow." (New Castle News)
September 4, 1939: "Over 7,500 people have registered at the Hay's Lot fire tower between Sigel and Murderf since a register book has been kept there. These people come from every state in the Union as well as an odd visitor from Canada and China. The majority of those registered are from Jefferson and nearby counties. These people frequently come to the fire tower on family picnics using the benches and tables provided for this purpose. The District Forester plans to erect a small fire place where they can heat their coffee and provide their lunch. The cabin at the fire tower has been improved by the addition of a front porch and a coat of paint. A desk has been provided for the register book." (The Clarion Democrat)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - HAYS LOT LOOKOUT TOWER PID - MA2301 STATE/COUNTY- PA/JEFFERSON COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - MUNDERF (1977)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1938 (APR) STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. MARK IS A STANDARD (U.S.G.S.) DISK (UNSTAMPED) SET IN A ROUND CONCRETE POST, FLUSH WITH GROUND AND IS SET DIRECTLY UNDER CENTER OF FIRE TOWER, 12.196 METERS (40.008 FEET) W OF STATION LOT.
TO REACH FROM POST OFFICE IN RIDGWAY, GO SE ON ROUTE 949, 8.05 MILES TO A Y, KEEP R OVER RR TRACKS AND CONTINUE 9.96 MILES TO A FOURCORNERS, SIGN POINTING TO R (HALTON 7 MILES), TURN R WITH 949 AND CONTINUE 1.8 MILES TO ANOTHER FOURCORNERS, TURN L ON SIGEL ROAD AND GO 2.6 MILES TO FOURCORNERS, CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD 0.55 MILE TO FIRE TOWER AND STATION ON L.