Clinton, Wisconsin: Pickup Truck in Tree

Mark Madson lofted up his 1959 Chevy pickup truck as a tree house for his son in 1994.
8729 East Little Ln., Clinton, WI
6 miles east of Beloit on the north side of Hwy 43 at the number 6 Clinton exit.
Private residence - visible from road.
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Pickup Truck in Tree

There are signs along the roadside identifying no trespassing and that cameras are present. We went anyway.

[Brandy Ketchum, 05/03/2015]

Truck in the Tree.

Pickup Truck in Tree

I put the truck in the tree in my front yard in 1994. There are many more great pictures of it and other things I have done at

It is located 6 miles East of Beloit on the north side of Hi Way 43 at the number 6 Clinton exit. It is a 1959 Chevy pickup truck that I put 30 feet up in the tree as a tree house for my son Luke. It has been featured on "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" as a romantic getaway, every year before Valentine's Day.

[Mark Madson, 02/09/2010]

Mark has written a book, Creations of the Wisconsin Mad Man, providing insight into his "Upside Down and Backwards" philosophy.

Pickup truck in a tree.

Pickup Truck in Tree

This pick up is mounted in a tree along I-43 because....well because. There is also a V-8 weathervane on a pole, and a ground level Ford Econoline sitting at a 45 degree angle in the same neighborhood.

[Bruce, 08/03/2004]

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