Chris Clemens

Creator + Owner + Author = Chief Exploring Officer. Chris has been traveling back and forth across New York for years studying and discovering the tucked away gems of the state and chronicling the journey

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  1. Cleveland Mass Mob
    August 11, 2015 @ 8:54 am

    “…officer didn’t find the prank very amusing…”

    yeah, pro forma

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  2. Cleveland Mass Mob
    August 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am

    ‘ell-o Christopher,

    There was ‘a thing’ once, which asked what is the funnest or your favorite word in English. I answered, ‘shoe’; for the sounds. Someone asked me, “Would ‘oosh’ be as funny”. Well, yes it would, save that is not generally an English word.

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  3. Judy
    August 14, 2015 @ 7:56 pm

    before you put up something … peopleshould find out how this realy started… I live near the shoe trees and we were puting are shoes back in the 70’s and my father was doing the same thing in the 60’s …. SO GET THE REALLY TRUTH BEFORE PUTTING UP…. They were not the people that started it …. This is f—- bull shit…..

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    • Chris
      August 14, 2015 @ 8:53 pm

      Hi Judy,

      Thanks for your comment! As you can probably tell from the site, I take historical facts pretty seriously and really like being able to share as much of the truth as objectively possible. No one was standing at the trees when I visited, so I kind of had to go by what I found published online and in books. I think you’ve helped me learn that it’s a good idea to start sharing my sources for information and I’ll try to do that in the future with posts.

      For now, I’d LOVE to hear more about your side of the history so visitors to the site can know your truth. Feel free to comment with your story. If you have photos from when your family started it that would be helpful too. Dates? Time frame? Really, anything relevant to the story.

      I would ask though that you refrain from using swear words in further comments, as I have folks of all ages and backgrounds who read the site. Many thanks! I’m looking forward to learning more!

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      • Deborah
        August 15, 2015 @ 12:20 am

        I remember the shoe trees from when I was a little girl of 12 years old or so. I am now 56, so this special place has been around a long time. If “Judy” wasn’t so angry and vulgar maybe she would and could have been more helpful with the facts she could have provided to make her point instead.

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  4. Jim Lowe
    September 13, 2015 @ 5:53 pm

    Regardless of how it got started. It is a blast to do it,and even more fun when you come back after many, many years look for them find them and then reminisce over the time you did it and the ones that were with when you did. I lived in lyndonville and really love the area and the shoe tree. James Lowe

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