Salamanca in Cattaraugus County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The construction of Stone Tower began in October of 1933 and was completed in the spring of 1934. The stone used to build the tower was all collected and cut in Allegany
Originally providing a panoramic view of the area's majestic hills, years of natural growth has altered the appearance of the area surrounding the tower, changing but not diminishing the scenic vista. The tower has been used for observing everything from the surrounding forest to starry nights and has even been host to special events and weddings. Musical entertainment atop the tower was a popular attraction in the 1960's and 1970's.
The temporary CCC Camp 33 of Co. 249 located near present day, Stone Tower.
An Aerial view of Stone Tower.
Tower Musicians - Brass ensemble plays concert from top of Stone Tower.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1933.
Location. 42° 7.803′ N, 78° 43.153′ W. Marker is in Salamanca, New York, in Cattaraugus County. Marker is on Stone Tower Road, half a mile west of Route ASP 1, on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salamanca NY 14779, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sweet Water Spring (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fire Observation Stations: / Fire Tower is Reborn (approx. one mile away); In Memory of Our Dead Comrades (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dedicated to Those from the Salamanca Area (approx. 2.1 miles away); From the Mountains of Afghanistan (approx. 2.1 miles away); These Gates Erected by Salamanca (approx. 2.1 miles away); Allegany State Park's Camp Allegany (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ski Jumping (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salamanca.
Also see . . . The Stone Tower, Allegany State Park - You Tube. A short tour by Paul Crawford of the Friends of Allegany State Park. This was taken before the marker was posted. (Submitted on August 29, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.