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horn mountain fire tower.
A National Historic Lookout

National Historic Lookout Register
Forest Fire Lookout Association

Submission by Thomas Kaufmann ~ FFLA

Form Confirmation

Thank you for submitting the following information:

name of lookout.
Horn Mountain Fire Lookout Tower
Date: January 17, 2009
email: thomaskaufmann@bellsouth.net
Date constructed: 1936
By whom: Civilian Conservation Corps Company 3478 Camp F-7 Talladega, Alabama
submit: Submit

location of lookout.
Talladega National Forest Talladega County, Alabama
Latitude: 33.29778
Longitude: -86.07444

agency owner.
USDA Forest Service National Forests in Alabama
2946 Chestnut Street Montgomery, Alabama 36107

description of structure.
100 foot tall International Derrick & Equipment Company (IDECO) steel tower with
7x7 steel cab

historical significance.
The Horn Mountain Fire Lookout Tower was one of several 'ridgetop' firetowers
erected by the Civil Conservation Corps along the highest points of the mountain range 
throughout the extent of the Talladega National Forest as a key component of the fire 
protection measures implemented to safeguard both the national forest and the 75
mile long Skyway Motor Way which began at Sylacauga and ended at Borden Springs.

cooperators.
Undetermined at time of application

nominator.
Thomas Kaufmann 113 North Capitol Parkway Montgomery, Alabama 36107
Area Representative, Alabama FFLA

presentation and announcement.
Horn Mountain Fire Lookout Tower at Talladege National Forest
Talladega County, Alabama


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