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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)- Dee Helming: Fallen Shoe Tree


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American Road Trip Talk (podcast)- Dee Helming: Fallen Shoe Tree

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The stretch of desert highway between Austin and Fallon, Nevada was home to one of the rarest trees in Americana: the "shoe tree." Actually there are a number of these huge trees draped with Doc Martins, tennies, work boots and all manner of used shoes all across the country. Rather than being treated as smelly, eyesores, they have become beloved roadside shoe shrines. That is why it is so sad that around New Years 2011 tragedy struck the shoe tree on the loneliest stretch of America highway, US 50 near Middlegate, Nevada. Dee Helming of the Austin, Nevada Chamber of Commerce shares the story of the enormous shrine to former footwear and its role in the lonely desert community.

 

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)- Dee Helming: Fallen Shoe Tree

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