March 8, 1926: "The Snow Shoe tower, built in 1921, stands at an elevation of about 2,000 feet and overlooks the borough of the same name, which nestles at the foot of the tower---in fact the tower is practically within the borough limits. Several hundred feet from the tower is the emergency landing field of the U. S. air mail service with its tower and beacon light of 500,000 candle power for night flying. Automobiles can drive directly to the tower by leaving the Bellefonte-Phillipsburg state highway just west of the main street of the town at a point indicated by a large tower sign along the edge of the road. This tower overlooks about 60,000 acres of land belonging to the Lehigh Valley Coal company, as well as thousands of acres of state forest land and other private property. This region is practically, all underlaid with bituminous coal and mining is the chief industry of the region. The tower, as in the case of the town, received its name from an Indian snow shoe that was found there." (Lock Haven Express)
April 18, 1977: "The life of the Snow Shoe fire tower operator was endangered Saturday when a debris fire got out of control and burned the area around the tower. Although the tower itself is metal, the tower operator, Ann Pahalla of Snow Shoe, had to leave the tower to avoid being overcome by smoke." (Lock Haven Express)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - SNOW SHOE RM 1 PID - LZ1308 STATE/COUNTY- PA/CENTRE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - SNOW SHOE (2019)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 0.5 MI W FROM SNOW SHOE. 0.2 MILE NORTHWEST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 53 FROM THE METHODIST CHURCH IN SNOW SHOE, THENCE 0.3 MILE SOUTHWEST ALONG A GRAVEL ROAD TO THE FIRE TOWER, 58 FEET EAST OF THE STATION BM, 46 1/2 FEET EAST OF THE EAST LEG FOR THE FIRE TOWER, 4 1/2 FEET SOUTHWEST OF TWO 12 INCH OAK TREES, 16 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE DRIVE LEADING TO THE FIRE TOWER AND PROJECTION ABOUT 4 INCHES.