Friday, February 1, 2008

San Diego's Shoe Tree Topples

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080109-9999-1m9tree.html

San Diego Union-Tribune [CA]
9 January 2008

'Shoe tree' toppled
Winds, weight of soggy namesakes do it in

By Tony Manolatos
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
BALBOA PARK - It was called the shoe tree, and it was one of San Diego's strangest landmarks.

Hundreds of pairs of shoes - sneakers, high heels, Rollerblades, you name it - hung from its branches. For some reason, people tossed their shoes onto the massive tree, which graced hole No. 2 at Morley Field Disc Golf Course for about three decades. [...]

[Article features an impressive photo of the shoe-covered tree.]