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"Oklahoma Boot Tree"
When an old pine tree on his farm died, Leon McNutt wanted to turn it into a bird sanctuary.
So the Stuart, Okla., farmer trimmed back the dead branches on the 25-ft. tree to 2 to 3-ft. stubs. Then he spray painted a few pair of his worn-out cowboy boots in bright colors and hung them on the stubs for nests.
McNutt's tree failed to interest birds, however, 15 years and 30 some pairs of boots later, his "Oklahoma Boot Tree", as it's called, has become a real tourist attraction.
"A tourist bus makes regular visits here and people from all over the country drive up and take photos," says McNutt, 73. "One fellow took a picture, had it enlarged, and it's now hanging in śLittle Joe's Boot Store' in Oklahoma City."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Leon McNutt, Rt. 2, Box 48, Stuart, Okla. 74570 (ph 918 546-2289).

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #2