Folk Lores

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I recently did a blog on a shoe tree I saw between LaVerkin and Toquerville Utah. I wondered why there were shoes all over in the tree. Hope that someone will have some information on it. Rich Dansereau added an interesting comment about bottle trees down south and the folK lore behind them (also a great picture of one). I was wondering what other folk lore people might like to share?

 

Update, KSL TV in Salt Lake City is going to do a story on the tree and use my picture. They recently cut it down because they felt it was a hazard. A student wrote that they started a new tree across town. The information on how it got started is in a link below.

Tree Near Toquerville Utah

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Rainmaker
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Carol Judd
New Star Real Estate - Vernal, UT
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I thought the tree folk lore was interesting.  I havent seen the shoe tree before

Jun 21, 2008 12:37 PM #1
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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Julie - Thanks for the mention! I love folklore from different regions as they reveal so much about different areas and the people who live there. Many of the greatest southern writers use folklore as a jumping off point for their novels. Think William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, and Tennessee Williams.

Hope you don't mind the links to some of the best writers the south has ever produced. I will edit and disable them if you prefer.

Jun 22, 2008 04:40 AM #2
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Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT

I love links. I enjoy looking at new things, and the links make it so easy.

Jun 22, 2008 05:14 AM #3
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Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT

I thought I would give you an update. I hear the tree has been burned down. KSL tv in Salt Lake City is going to use my photo in a story about the tree. I will keep you posted.

Jan 13, 2009 04:56 AM #4
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Bruce & Mary Smith
Savannah Lakes Homes - McCormick, SC
REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC

Julie - I don't know about a shoe tree but the picture below of the bottle tree was taken in the old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, VA.  If you can't read the explanation picture, email me and I will send it to you separately.  You might find the information interesting.Mary Smith

Mary Smith

Jan 13, 2009 11:00 PM #5
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Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT

Bruce and Mary, I could not read the information. Could you send me the information. It sounds really interesting. Thanks

Jan 14, 2009 03:41 AM #6
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