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What You’ll Discover Atop Nebraska’s Only Fire Lookout Tower Will Take Your Breath Away

Fire lookout towers were once essential pieces of equipment in forests and other heavily wooded areas. Rangers watched for telltale signs of wildfires so the problem could be contained as early as possible. Today, technology has diminished the need for lookout towers. Here in Nebraska, our national forest isn’t dense enough to have ever required a large series of fire lookout towers, but we do have one that is still standing and open for tours.

Want to learn more about Nebraska’s forests? Check out this article.

Delana
Delana is a writer and editor who has lived in Nebraska for most of her life.