Robeson County North Carolina Division of Forest Resources
1934: A 99-foot 9-inch steel tower was erected by the CCC.
April 15, 1954: "County Forest Ranger Braddie Pait and Forest Service officials have declared the property at the Proctorville fire tower off limits to anyone not accompanied by some representative of the N.C. State Forest Service. No tress signs have been posted and the privacy of the area will be enforced. Such action has been made necessary by, according to Pait, the grounds have been rendered entirely unpresentable to legitimate visitors. And apparently young boys of the show-off variety are responsible for destroying official signs and knocking down posts. During the winter months nine window panes were shot out of the tower, signs were shot, and mud was slung on the equipment shed by hot-rod antics." (The Robesonian)