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Description: A forest ranger in Wayne National Forest completes a form while wearing a pair of headphones in the Shawnee Lookout Tower. A caption on the reverse of the photograph reads: "Shawnee Tower forest ranger. Near Haydenville." The form being completed gives the date as Saturday, April 23, 1938, and is signed D. B. Blankenship. The Shawnee Lookout Tower was one of four lookout towers built in the Wayne National Forest area during the 1930s. This particular tower was built in 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and was located off Sand Run--New Straitsville Road near New Straitsville in Hocking County. It is the only one of the four that remains standing. In the earlier part of the 2000s the tower was open to the public, but it was closed in 2004 due to wind damage. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B07F04_021_1
Subjects: Wayne National Forest; Forests; Geography and Natural Resources; Parks; Fire prevention
Places: Shawnee Tower; Wayne National Forest; Hocking County (Ohio); Nelsonville (Ohio);