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Boot Pole Joke Now Local Landmark
When Rick Ott, Marble Rock, Iowa, nailed a pair of worn-out cowboy boots to a telephone pole next to a nearby highway, it wasn't long before neighbors started nailing their worn-out boots to the pole, too. The "boot pole" is now a local landmark and more boots get added all the time.
"I just did it for fun," says Ott. "It got to be a bigger thing than I figured on. People stop and take pictures of the pole, and photos of it have appeared in several newspapers. Last summer some sparrows nested in the boots."
Ott says he'll keep nailing boots to the pole until he runs out of space, although he admits that as he gets closer to the top, it's getting harder to get the job done.
Not to be outdone, someone recently started nailing old athletic shoes to a pole a mile down, the road from the boot pole. "I don t know anything about .that one, says Ott.
Contact: FARMSHOW. Followup. Rick Ott, 2636 Echo Ave., Marble Rock Iowa 50653 (ph 5..5.756-2W  F x

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1993 - Volume #17, Issue #4