Sunday, November 18, 2012

Shoe Tree

The shoes were all over in the tree.  Some had rotten laces and littered the ground.  There were all kinds of shoes and boots and slippers.

Crossroads near Milltown Indiana

These county crossroads near Milltown Indiana are the place to stop to see the Shoe Tree. It is one of those narrow roads out in the country where they don’t even mark the center of the road..where there is barely room for two vehicle to meet. 

Original Shoe Tree This is the original Shoe Tree..it was on the South East corner of the crossroads..it was hit by lightening and most of the tree burned down along with a fair amount of shoes.

Shoe Tree out of the ordinary

Someone started a new collection just across the road.  I didn’t have a pair of Crocs to donate..but maybe someday..Crocs last practically forever you know:)

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18 comments:

  1. Oh how funny!

    I've never seen anything like this.
    When I was a kid and visited Six Flags Over Ga amusement park, there was a pole with everyone's chewed chewing gum on it! Yuk!

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  2. I have seen a shoe tree that was made from a shoe found here and there on the street's. I have never had a pair of Crocs what could I have been missing?
    Happy Sunday!

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  3. So interesting. I have heard of this place, but never have seen pictures of it, until your post. Have a great Sunday!!!

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  4. That's cool ! Never seen this . I guess it is a shoe in lol ! Have a good day !

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  5. I want to know the story behind the shoe tree, please.

    There is a yard in a nearby town that has a mug tree. All kinds of mugs completely cover the huge tree. I wonder how they keep from freezing and breaking.

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  6. Quirky little displays like this always provoke an interest. Like good art , it makes you think. I've also seen miles of fence posts with boots on the top.

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  7. That's kind of quirky, and rather appealing...could you imagine driving out there with the purpose of throwing your shoes into the tree.

    Here a pair of shoes hanging on the electrical lines means something completely different....lol.

    We had him dealing drugs in the condo next to us for two years, that was his marker.

    Jen

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  8. Doesn't shoe tossing mean something? I just looked up "shoe tree" and discovered that there are 75 of them right now in the US! :-)

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  9. How interesting. This is why hubby and I love driving the back roads.

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  10. I love these spontaneous creations. And DJan's note is interesting, too...wonder where the other 74 are!

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  11. Crocs are the best...the only thing I wear...I wonder how a person could get a pair of crocs Up there?

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  12. Why do they put them up there? What does it mean, if anything? I am curious. Never have heard of a shoe tree before. How odd and fascinating. :)

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  13. Enjoying your trip.... south - shoe tree (very interesting)~

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  14. i have seen shoes hanging from trees and powerlines but never understood why

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  15. If this is the sort of thing that only the locals would have known about in the past...well, it is out now! Crazy. Thanks for sharing those pictures--and the street scene, too. I never would have thought to look for something like this out in the middle of nowhere.

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  16. Strange though we have a neighbor whose long driveway fenceposts are covered with boots...;)

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  17. And I thought I'd seen everything but a shoe tree is new to me!

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