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Re: Idaho "Shoe Tree" burns at Idaho Panhandle National Forests

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avatar Idaho "Shoe Tree" burns at Idaho Panhandle National Forests
July 16, 2010 06:35PM
I had to look up where "Priest Lake" was. Apparently people have been nailing shoes to the tree since the 1940s, and it was found on fire. The tree itself didn't seem to burn to the ground, but apparently the Forest Service had a heck of a time putting out the fire with all that burning rubber.

Fire destroys Priest Lake ‘shoe tree’
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/jul/16/fire-destroys-priest-lake-shoe-tree/

Idaho tree decorated with shoes since 1940s burns
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/07/16/national/a153111D66.DTL



Here's the FS report:

Forest Service Responds to Priest Lake “Shoe Tree” Fire
http://fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gjAwhwtDDw9_AI8zPyhQoY6BdkOyoCAGixyPg!/?ss=110104&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=STELPRDB5182054&navid=180000000000000&pnavid=null&position=News&ttype=detail&pname=Idaho%20Panhandle%20National%20Forests-%20News%20&%20Events



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/16/2010 06:37PM by y_p_w.
avatar Re: Idaho "Shoe Tree" burns at Idaho Panhandle National Forests
July 16, 2010 07:50PM
The tree did it. She got tired of all those shoes making it look ugly.
avatar Re: Idaho "Shoe Tree" burns at Idaho Panhandle National Forests
July 16, 2010 08:14PM
The concept of this "shoe tree" becomes less strange if one just considers Idaho to be 'Northern Nevada.'
avatar Re: Idaho "Shoe Tree" burns at Idaho Panhandle National Forests
July 16, 2010 10:58PM
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szalkowski
The concept of this "shoe tree" becomes less strange if one just considers Idaho to be 'Northern Nevada.'

This place is closer to Canada than Nevada.
avatar Re: Idaho "Shoe Tree" burns at Idaho Panhandle National Forests
July 17, 2010 01:04AM
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y_p_w
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szalkowski
The concept of this "shoe tree" becomes less strange if one just considers Idaho to be 'Northern Nevada.'

This place is closer to Canada than Nevada.


Highly unlikely that Canadians are infiltrating across the border to terrorize Idaho trees.
News reports that I have seen over the years indicate that the Coeur D'Alene region has well-established wacko elements in the population.
avatar Re: Idaho "Shoe Tree" burns at Idaho Panhandle National Forests
July 17, 2010 08:26AM
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szalkowski
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y_p_w
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szalkowski
The concept of this "shoe tree" becomes less strange if one just considers Idaho to be 'Northern Nevada.'

This place is closer to Canada than Nevada.


Highly unlikely that Canadians are infiltrating across the border to terrorize Idaho trees.
News reports that I have seen over the years indicate that the Coeur D'Alene region has well-established wacko elements in the population.

Well - yeah. I've heard that for some reason white supremacists seem to have flocked to the area like new ager flocking to Santa Fe.
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