1923: The Report of the State Department of Forestry fiscal year of 1930 indicates that a 60-foot steel tower was erected and ready for service in 1923.
June 14, 1934: "Experiments with short-wave radio station W8BDR, the Maryland Department of Forestry's first step toward a state-wide radio fire-fighting system, are proving successful. Walter J. Quick, assistant state forester, announces. Installed in the Long Hill forest fire lookout tower on the Annapolis Boulevard, in Anne Arundel County, the broadcasting set has made satisfactory contact with a forest warden's automobile." (Times Evening Herald - Olean, N.Y.)