October 13, 1921: "Fire Warden Rowland who is in charge of the forests in this end of the state, is completing the erection of the first fire tower to be erected in this section. The tower which is of steel is being erected near Marienville on a commanding height from which thousands of acres of woodland can be scanned by the warden at work in the tower with his glasses. The tower is a huge affair and stands 60 feet in height and is built of steel. In the foundations for the tower there were used eight tons of concrete and the foundation is solid. Eight tons of steel also enter into the construction of the fire tower which is fashioned to withstand mountain winds. The towers are the same type as are used in the western forests where men are kept constantly on watch to prevent destructive fires." (McKean Democrat)
October 31, 1924: "Recently the Marienville towerman had the interesting experience of watching two bears as they prowled about in the brush within a quarter of a mile of the tower. The animals were in sight for half an hour the towerman stated." (The Kane Republican)
1952: The tower was dismantled and re-erected at Chestnut Ridge in Fayette County.