FALLON, NV 89406, USA

Shoe Tree

Outside of Fallon, Nevada is a tree full of thousands of pairs of shoes on Hwy 50. Legend has it that newlyweds who were camping in the area in the 1980s got into an argument under the cottonwood tree. In her threat to walk out, he tossed her shoes into the tree. They soon made up and returned to the tree upon having their first child to add a pair of baby booties. People followed suit after.

I was sad to find out when passing through the area last year that vandals had cut down the beloved shoe tree. Good news is that a tree nearby is taking its roll.

via atlas obscura

Shoe Tree