Amazing Shoe Trees !!

>> Saturday, August 9, 2008

Yesterday,I was going through my mails and i met really amazing shoe trees. I found it really interesting to keep aware of this fact to all the bloggers.Have u ever imagined that a creepy tree covered with shoes ???? ..Here it is !!

A Shoe tree, not to be confused with the shoe-preservation device of the same name, is a tree or, occasionally, a powerline pole or other wooden object that has been festooned with old shoes. Shoe trees are generally located alongside a major local thoroughfare, and may have a theme such as high heeled shoes. There are currently at least seventy-six such shoe trees in the United States, and an undetermined number elsewhere . Shoe Trees may be the greatest embodiment of the American Spirit you can find on the highway (free of admission charge, anyway)

The Shoe Tree in Beaver, Arkansas was on the road to Beaver Dam, a few miles from Dinosaur World . It was mysteriously chosen, one of many thousands of trees and woods lining an otherwise featureless highway. Hundreds of old sneakers and running shoes dangled, some over 30 feet off the ground.

A shrunken old desert tree near Vidal, California , on Hwy 62 northest of the junction with Route 177, bore both shoes and a variety of shirts -- until some maniac burned it down in 2004.

On Highway 50 near Middlegate , Nevada , a lone cottonwood stands, clotted with hundreds of shoes. One tipster tells us the first pair was thrown during a wedding night argument by a young couple; later, their children's shoes were added to the bough. Whatever its origins, the tree now seems to suck up all the discarded footwear in the county.

The original Mud Flat Shoe Tree south of Altura, California was cut down in 1993, but second generation Shoe Trees sprouted along Highway 395.

One of them, the Ravendale shoe tree , features scores of sneaker pairs dangling from branches, a strange ritual by bored locals. Not a fully developed shoe tree, but far from anywhere .


nahj12 August 9, 2008 at 10:49 PM  

wow.. lots of shoes..can we just pick one out here.. heheheh

Himanshu August 11, 2008 at 8:09 AM  

My fav blogger

Dave December 21, 2008 at 6:20 PM  

We're having fun with the topic over here: Satisfied Sole


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