August 4, 1935: "A number of steel towers are being erected in strategic sections of the Long Cane. The central tower or Number 1 is located 1 1-2 miles west of Troy. The steel is all up on this tower, and it is practically completed. On this 100-foot tower a lookout will be stationed during the dangerous fire periods of each year." * "The tower at Troy was constructed by Mr. Allen's men working under the supervision of Mr. Frank Reece and Mr. William Hollingsworth. The tower will be connected with the telephone lines so as to establish communication between that tower and the dispatcher as well as the Forest Ranger's office in Greenwood." (The Index-Journal)
November 8, 1935: "The tower at Troy has had a lookout stationed on the top of it for sometime." (The Index-Journal)
1935: A 100-foot steel tower was erected by members of the Bradley Camp of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
December 19, 1937: "Lawrence Crawford, observer No. 1 at the Troy lookout station, spent Thursday in Greenwood doing his Christmas shopping. He plans to spend Christmas holidays in McCormick, arriving there on Christmas Eve just before sunset." (The Index-Journal)