January 4, 2011

Vandals chop down famous Nevada shoe tree

Read about this in the news today: 

U.S. Highway 50, billed as the “Loneliest Road in America,” lost one of its landmarks last week because of vandals.

The 70-foot cottonwood tree known as the “Shoe Tree” one mile east of Middlegate was cut down sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning.

I passed the Shoe Tree during my cross-country road trip several years ago.  It was by far one of the coolest things I saw on that trip.  Such a shame that someone apparently didn't feel the same way and chose to destroy it rather than let it be.  


Angelina S. said...

That makes me so sad! I will never understand some people.

the gardeners cottage said...

that is so sad, it just hurts. what a thing to do. jerks.

Story teller said...

They are cutting down trees by the dozen in my city too. I mourn that, some day it may no longer be called the garden city.

KaliDurga said...

Storyteller, why are they removing so many? For new development? Even that doesn't seem to make sense. I don't understand why trees can't be built around.