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Lookout Tower

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1930s. 1487 Anderson Hwy.

This tower behind the Cumberland Fire Station is one of many similar structures built in the 1930s to help protect Virginia's forested land from wildfires. The metal-truss tower with metal ladder stairs is approximately seventy-five feet tall and supports a viewing booth at the top with a lightning rod above for protection. The tower is no longer used as a fire lookout and now is a communications tower.

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Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Lookout Tower", [Cumberland, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-CB4.

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