October 7, 1909: "At a conference today of the State fire superintendents with Commissioner Whipple of the State forest, fish and game department, it was decided to supplement the six fire observation stations established in the Adirondacks and three in the Catskills by constructing such a lookout at Moosehead Mountain, on Raquette River, northwest of Piercefield, in St. Lawrence County." (Buffalo Courier)
June 1910: A lookout was established atop a 20 foot tower at a cost of $442.26. (Sixteenth Annual Report of the Forest, Fish and Game Commission - 1910)
July 12, 1911: "Two appointments as forest observers were made by Forest, Fish and Game Commissioner James W. Fleming Monday. One, W.D. Pond of Childwood for Moosehead mountain. Will be engaged only during the season when forest fires are most liable to occur, at a salary of $60 a month." (The Post-Star)
1916: A 40-foot Aermotor LS-25 steel tower with external ladder access was erected.
1978: The tower was dismantled by a private party and stored for later re-assembly.