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  1. Cleveland Mass Mob
    March 1, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    ‘ell-o Christopher,

    What about shoes thrown over a telephone line? Some of these trees are hidden, there is supposedly one at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland.

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    • Chris
      March 1, 2015 @ 10:46 am

      The shoes thrown over a telephone line is definitely a big thing, but researchers have found that has to do with something much bigger than a common idea or even making a wish like many Shoe Tree tossers. The telephone line thing has been found to be about territorial markings for groups in neighborhoods. There’s some interesting reading on that out there!!

      I once tried to find that Cleveland tree and wasn’t successful. Lots of other cool things in that cemetery that I found though!!

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  2. jill
    March 13, 2015 @ 8:22 am

    as a kid we did that on telephone lines was not gang related at all for us it was an old pair of sneakers

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  3. The Shoe Trees of Lyndonville, NY |
    August 11, 2015 @ 7:55 am

    […] If you want to become part of an Upstate New York landmark, the Shoe Trees of Lyndonville is an instantly fun way to make it happen. While I have added a pair on two different occasions, my wish was only that you would find this blog post and be inspired to go explore yourself! If you still have more shoes and wishes, it’s a bit of a drive, but East Amherst also has a single shoe tree by the side of a road in someone’s yard. […]

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  4. Scotty
    September 27, 2019 @ 1:26 pm

    Sorry, but this beloved tree that I have just researched the history of is slated for removal
    Our crew is sizing it up now.no definite date has been set so if anyone wants to see it, better get to it ( this massage 9-27-19) Good luck

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    • Leslie
      October 24, 2021 @ 7:27 pm

      The tree has not been removed entirely. They cut it down just to the height of where the shoes stop. So, the whole canopy was removed. There’s a trunk that’s about 25 or so feet left with the shoes on it.

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  5. Karen Baker
    September 21, 2021 @ 10:03 pm

    Does anyone remember the white Cape Cod kind of house, on the east side of Transit Road, not too far from the shoe tree, that had a big stuffed animal in the picture window? For years, a big stuffed lion sat on the back of a couch in the window, which faced south. Then I guess maybe the sun had faded the lion, and he was replaced with a stuffed tiger. I’m 63, and for as long as I can remember, these stuffed animals were in that window. A few years ago, the house was sold, and the new owners aren’t carrying in the tradition. Every time I drive by that house, I want to stop and tell them to get a big stuffed animal!

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