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  • Dewitt Fire Lookout

    A retired fire lookout (observation) tower in Dewitt, Virginia. Coordinates: 37.042014, -77.639823 View Map The history of fire lookout towers predates the United States Forest Service (which was founded in 1905). Many townships, private lumber companies, and State Foresty organizations operated fire lookout towers on their own accord. In 1933, during the Great Depression, President […]