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Red_Devil35
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tonkaMN wrote:
Rustynails wrote:
Sounds like an invitation to litter. It's very ugly, IMO. I read a few logs where people have added their trash to this eyesore.


That isn't littering. It's Art!


The sign on the tree says:
The Tree Of Soles
This tree has been chosen
to offer you a place to
hang your burdens.
For it was a tree that the
only Son of God was hung
to take away the burdens
and sins of our world.
At the last supper Jesus
washed the feet of the disciples,
to show that he was in service
to our humanity, that
he was our savior.

So upon this tree you may hang
your shoes and offere a prayer so
that the burdens of your soul may
be lighter.

GOD BLESS!

PRAY FOR PEACE

I've heard of other trees like this out in the world.
From Wikipedia: A shoe tree, not to be confused with the shoe-preservation device of the same name, is a tree (or, occasionally, a powerline pole or other wooden object) that has been festooned with old shoes.[10] Shoe trees are generally located alongside a major local thoroughfare, and may have a theme (such as high-heeled shoes). There are currently at least seventy-six such shoe trees in the United States,[11] and an undetermined number elsewhere.

A cottonwood tree in Middlegate, Nevada, about 100 miles east of Reno, said to be the largest shoe tree in the world, was cut down by vandals late December 2010.[12]

During the summer of 2010, a well-known shoe tree located just outside of Nordman, Idaho burned to the ground.

A shoe tree in Eureka Springs AR was destroyed in a storm in 2000.[13] This tree was a landmark in the little town.
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Trekkin' and Birdin'
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's one just across the Missiisippi from us, and it used to have a cache. So....such a tree exists in Minnesota.
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Rustynails
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trees are beautiful the way nature intended. Recently religion was used as an excuse to discriminate. Let's not use religion as an excuse to vandalize.

Vandalism is the behavior attributed originally to the Vandals, by the Romans, in respect of culture: ruthless destruction or spoiling of anything beautiful or venerable.[1] The term also includes criminal damage such as graffiti and defacement directed towards any property without permission of the owner.
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a similar cache (a virtual) about 6 years ago:

http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GCHPFX_the-route-66-shoe-tree
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pear Head wrote:
I found a similar cache (a virtual) about 6 years ago:

http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GCHPFX_the-route-66-shoe-tree


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rustynails wrote:
Trees are beautiful the way nature intended. Recently religion was used as an excuse to discriminate. Let's not use religion as an excuse to vandalize.

Vandalism is the behavior attributed originally to the Vandals, by the Romans, in respect of culture: ruthless destruction or spoiling of anything beautiful or venerable.[1] The term also includes criminal damage such as graffiti and defacement directed towards any property without permission of the owner.


You need a serious reality check.
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Rustynails
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AustinMN wrote:


You need a serious reality check.[/quote]

If your going to attack me please be more specific. What part of what I said do you not understand?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a different twist to this idea out near Detroit Lakes. It was an easy find after a couple dnfs and brought a smile to my face to boot.

GC30E4A zapatos
http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC30E4A_zapatos
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rustynails wrote:
AustinMN wrote:


You need a serious reality check.


If your going to attack me please be more specific. What part of what I said do you not understand?


I don't know about reality check. But George, I even think you took the topic out to left field. And I am usually the one sticking my foot in my mouth.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC4F60Z_tyrone-shoelaces

I took this photo last fall at a geocache north of Reno, just across the border in California. It was a cool tree in the middle of a desert. There is a lot of art placed on public property. I don't agree with all of it, but I do feel it should be placed with permission. This was not.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love these kinds of caches. My whole point is that Groundspeak keeps highlighting caches in their blog that violate their own guidelines, over and over and over again, in some form or another.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
I love these kinds of caches. My whole point is that Groundspeak keeps highlighting caches in their blog that violate their own guidelines, over and over and over again, in some form or another.


"Do as I say, not as I do."
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