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Gravois Mills, Missouri: Cup Tree and Shoe Fence

Just a few yards from each other, they've been around for years. No one knows when people began nailing cups to an old oak tree -- now a stump -- and lining a wire fence with shoes, but it's been long enough that the adjacent road has been renamed to honor the tree.

Cup Tree Drive, Gravois Mills, MO
Drive north from the town of Laurie on Hwy 5. Turn left onto Hwy 135. Drive about three miles, then turn left onto Cup Tree Drive (look for the signs for Big Dick's Halfway Inn, the Marina, and the Hop & Go Store). Drive a few miles south. You'll see the shoe fence, then the cup tree.
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Cup Tree and Shoe Fence

When you turn onto Cup Tree Drive you will go 3 or 4 miles before you see shoe fence, cup tree is a tad further.

[Mary, 08/24/2017]

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