Middlegate, Nevada: Shoe Tree - Chopped Down!The Shoe Tree, where hundreds of discarded sneakers and other footwear had been tossed, was cut down by vandals on Dec. 30, 2010.
- On US 50, two miles east of Middlegate.
Shoe Tree: A memorial service was held this weekend at the murdered shoe tree of Middlegate, Nevada. Hundreds of people attended, some driving many hours and miles. [02/15/2011] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About Shoe Tree - Chopped Down!
I can't believe someone cut this tree down. I am a little surprised at how sad I felt when I read it. As a kid, we would stop and eat lunch here every summer on our way to and from Oregon. Some people have no respect, or maybe they just don't realize the memories that people hold.[Jennie, 02/05/2011]
Yes, the Shoe Tree was cut down by vandals, and if they ever catch the vandals, they should be hung in a tree and then we could start a vandal tree. People like that have no respect for anything. That tree had a lot of history.[JB, 02/01/2011]
Someone cut down the Highway 50 shoe tree by Middle Gate Nevada in the middle of the night on December 30. It is a sad day![Tammy Sandvik, 01/04/2011]
The shoe tree was reportedly a favorite of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, whose family had personally contributed several pairs of shoes to its branches. He said he was "devastated" when he read that the tree had been chopped down.
Someone cut down the Middlegate shoe tree on Highway 50 on New Year's... very sad![Kevin Q, 01/04/2011]
Alex Sebastian sent "what could be the last worthy photo of the Middlegate shoe tree."