1922: The Report of the State Department of Forestry for the fiscal year of 1930 indicates that a 47-foot tower was erected and ready for service in 1922.
May 25, 1923: "Heavy damage was done on Warrior Mountain and Green Ridge. Investigation develops that all of the fires in this section were evidently incendiary. The Warrior Mountain Orchard Company has co-operated with the State and aided several times in fighting fire by sending out gangs of orchard men. They gave permission to erect a fire tower on their land and also helped in putting in the telephone line for the forest warden. Little help could be obtained from residents East of Cumberland in fighting forest fires, other than when the flames reached their own land, says the Forester's report." (Cumberland Evening Times)
May 14, 1957: "For 14 years until her retirement three years ago, Mrs. Mary Duvall walked three miles a day up to the Warrior Mountain tower, and returned over the same rough trail. Johnson regards her as one of the best towermen he has ever known in his forestry career." (Cumberland Evening Times)