Bee Mountain Fire Tower – Vandervoort AR

Description

This fieldstone and wood building (tower with stone base and wood shelter at the top) was erected by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Fire towers are endangered due to their isolated locations and because they are no longer necessary for fire prevention/control.

Source notes

Bee Mountain Fire Tower. Arkansas's Depression Era Properties: Southwest Region. Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Retrieved from http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/publications/driving-map/southwest.aspx.

Christ, M. K., & Slater, C. H. (2000). Sentinels of History: Reflections on Arkansas Properties in the National Register of Historic Places. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas.

Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas. (2007). Arkansas' Most Endangered Historic Places: Forest Fire Lookouts. Little Rock, AR.  Retrieved from www.presesrvearkansas.org.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on February 8, 2014.

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Location Info


Forest Service Road 30
Vandervoort, Arkansas 71937

Coordinates: 34.490429, -94.258676

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