Building the Road to the Observatory and Hauling the Tube and Mirror
In order for the observatory to be built a road had to be constructed up the mountain, which was a distance of 17 miles from Ft. Davis., C.E. Armstrong and Sons (my Great Grandfather and his company) were part of the building of the road.
When it was completed and the building was ready for the installation of the equipment, Charles Armstrong and Sons hauled the 82-inch Telescope tube and later the first mirror up the mountain to the observatory. The original dedication took place on May 5, 1939.