Fire Tower #9
US 1172, PA 18
November 2006 photo

November 2006 photo - courtesy of Brian Powell

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1172, PA 18 (view other lookouts in United States, Pennsylvania)
Date Registered January 23, 2017
Nominated by Dale Luthringer
Location Cook Forest State Park
Farmington Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates N 41° 19.250' W 079° 12.590' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 19' 15" W 079° 12' 35"
N 41.320834° W 079.209833°
Elevation 1,582 ft (482 m)
Built 1928
Administered by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Description

This 87.5-foot steel tower was originally built as a tourist scenic viewing attraction in 1928. It was manned as a paid forest observer position from 1946-1966. Volunteers manned it from 1967 until a tornado took out its phone and electric lines in 1977. It currently functions as it was originally designed, for the public to take a scenic view of the area. Heavily visited during the summer season, often seeing 200-400 visitors every two hours. Although the tower is open to visitation year round, the box is open only during interpretive programming.

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