August 17, 1928:"Work has been started on the new steel forest observation tower on top of Spruce Ridge, near South Corinth. Henry Thebo, forest ranger, of Saranac Lake, is in charge of the erection of the tower, which will be seventy-three feet above the ground. A glass enclosed house seven feet square will be on top of the tower and will give the forest observer a view of the surrounding district for a distance of from fifteen to twenty-five miles. The tower will be the only one between the Hadley Mountain tower and the Cornell station on the Thomas Luther preserve near Saratoga Lake." (Essex County Republican)
July 17, 1962: "Conservation Dept. rangers and volunteers yesterday brought a forest fire under control on Hertman Hill, Town of Luzerne. The blaze was started by lightning Thursday morning and burned undetected until Saturday night. The fire was spotted by observers Warren Outwaite from the Spruce Mountain fire tower Saturday night." (The Troy Record)
September 16, 1966: "An easy climb of Spruce Mountain is planned, just inside the Adirondack Forest Preserve, Spruce Mt. is one of three in the county having a fire tower at the top, and affords views of the southern Adirondacks to the north and of Sacandaga Reservoir to the west." (The Times Record)
2015: With restoration completed, the tower was once again open to the public.