Restore and preserve the Catoosa and Cove Creek Fire Towers in Tennessee
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Fire towers the played a very important role in our countries history, many of them were built by the CCC back in the 30s and 40s. These beautiful tower offer breath taking views of the areas around them. Most fire towers are still on state property, and as far as the structural integrity of the tower go, they are still in great shape, but but unfortunately most of the wooden steps and have either been removed or damaged where it is unsafe to climb.
I believe if a local organizations to get together with State officials, these fire towers can be restored back to their original state. Allowing many people to enjoy them for many years to come.Currently I have two on my list I'd like to get start with, Catoosa Fire Tower and Cove Creek Fire Tower. These are both in TWRA wildlife management areas.
Cove Creek Fire Tower is located inside the Cove Creek Wildlife Management Area, in Jacksboro, Tennessee. This 100 foot Aermotor fire tower would have offered beautiful views of Cove Creek Lake, however all the stairs have been removed, and trees have grown completely around the tower, but the footers seem to be in excellent condition. Please watch this video of the tower Cove Creek fire tower video
Catoosa Fire Tower is located inside Catoosa Wildlife Management Area, in Oakdale, Tennessee. This 80 foot Aermotor fire tower gives it climbers a 360° view of the Catoosa WMA and Obed Wild and Scenic River, but most of it's steps have been completely destroyed due to their exposure to the elements, and is unsafe for any climber. The roadway to the tower is in need of some clear as well.
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