Downer, Minnesota: Shoe Fence (Gone)

The fence has been a magnet for unwanted footwear since the 1990s. Reported gone as of 2017.
Directions:
East of Downer on CR 10, east side of Hwy 32, just before you enter into Becker County. Turn down 169th St., go about half a mile. Fence on right.
Hours:
Reported gone as of 2017.
Status:
Gone

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Shoe Fence

The shoe fence has been taken down. All that's left are a couple rocks balanced on some remaining fence posts.

[LamFam, 06/25/2017]

Shoe fence.

Downer Shoe Fence

The Downer Shoe Fence is quite a bit east of Downer. Keep going until you are on the east side of MN Hwy 32. The shoe fence was about a mile long counting both sides of the hwy when I saw it.

[goodnightgram, 08/14/2010]
Shoe Fence

Lining both sides of the highway are fences with shoes on top of all the fence posts. As the fence posts filled, people next started to nail shoes up the telephone poles along the fence line. This has been growing for over 10 years.

[Sue, 02/04/2007]

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