I've shared this piv in facebook. Some my relatives work or studied in the filed of shoes, in USA also
Yes the field of shoes is very important in the USA. Women are very big collectors of shoes in the USA. However - the creators of these shoe-trees may not be women only. There may be some men involved. I don't know.
More research needs to be done. Webcams should be set up at all these sites in Nevada and Oregon.
I have a curiosity, if you know it: that trees what meaan? I've just asked to my relatives also if they know .
Thanks and greetings from Italy if they know this habit
I have seen shoe-trees in the wilds of Oregon and Nevada. I don't really think they have any meaning. It might be local teenagers with nothing better to do. If you Google 'shoe tree' you get lots of web pages where people wonder about the meaning. There seem to be shoe-trees in England and Australia as well as the States.
West of Austin, Nevada a couple years ago I stopped to take pictures of a shoe-tree and a guy came along in his car and threw another pair of shoes up in the branches. It took him 20 tries to get them to stay up there. (He was counting.) He was not a teenager. He said he just wanted to get rid of a pair of shoes.
P.S.: I definitely think someone should set up webcams to watch the shoe-trees.
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