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Yale, Illinois: Mug Tree (Gone)

A big sign identified the Mug Tree, and with all of the mugs it's hard to miss. It was cut down, sort of, then topped with a tree outhouse. Then a 2018 storm knocked down the whole thing.

Mug Tree

West side of Hwy 49, one mile south of town.
Dec. 15, 2018: Tree fell in storm.

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Fallen Mug Tree.

Mug Tree

Sad news to report, the Mug Tree has fallen. This landmark will be missed. Hopefully those responsible for its care can come up with something.

[James Klein Jr, 12/17/2018]

Fallen Mug Tree.

Mug Tree

On December 15, 2018 due to rotting, a lot of rain and wind -- the Mug Tree fell. How sad!

[Sue Hankins, 12/17/2018]

Mug Tree.

Mug Tree

The Mug Tree is 3/4 mile south of Yale on Illinois Route 49, alongside the road.

[Rebecca Thomas, 02/20/2017]

Mug Tree.

Mug Tree

The Mug Tree is where you can trade or leave your mugs. There is also a mailbox where you can sign a guest book. On Rt. 49, between Casey and Yale.

[Cori, 09/10/2011]

Mug Tree.

Mug Tree

A large 15 ft. tall tree stump (if you can call the remains of a large 3+ ft. diameter tree a stump) has been covered with several hundred coffee mugs and topped with an outhouse. Sitting along IL Route 49, 3/4 miles south of Yale IL. No admission fee - viewable from the highway. Sign says "Est 2003."

[LV, 03/12/2011]

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