The Fire Tower LbNA # 29272
|Placed Date||Mar 12 2007|
For many years there was a fire tower not far from where this box is located. They tore down the fire tower a few years ago. This fire tower is special to me, because one of my great aunts, actually spent many years as a fire lookout in that tower. I never actually got to climb the tower, but it always holds a special memory in my heart.
Leave Ellisville on Hwy 11 south and drive for about 2 miles, past the State School and the Howard Industrial Park. Take the second road to the left (New Hope Road) to the Oak Grove Community. Continue until you can turn left again. When the road forks, go straight on the New Hope Cut-Off (if you reach the rail road tracks, you went to far; turn around and take the first left turn). Turn left at the dead end, right past the Blackwell Timber Company office. Look up to find the radio or cell tower and pull in on its gravel drive to the right (just before Tower Road on the left). From the corner of the fence closest to the road (south), walk straight across the gravel drive, then 10 short-person steps to the first pine tree directly in front of you. This box is at the base of this tree.
Be sure to look for the “Headless Horseman” and “The Girls of Jones County” letterboxes while in this community.