October 18, 1956: Indicated in a lookout inspection report: The 14 x 14 cab was in good condition except for a leak at the peak of the roof and in need of paint. A few of the catwalk planks are worn badly. The stairs were okay, the first and second landings showing rot. The tower: the right front leg of the 50-foot round timber has 5" heart rot, the left rear leg has 3" heart rot. The second and third bents show considerable rot.
January 22, 1957: An Estimate of Cost show a sum of $687.50 would be required to Splice right front leg, replace first and second landing timbers, repair roof and repaint exterior.
1965: The burning of the tower was filmed and the footage used in several movies