Friendship Shoe Fence – Cornell

The Friendship Shoe Fence consists of dozens of pairs wearable shoes.  Shoes are tied together & hung over the woven wire fence or just hung on the fence.  Some are placed on the ground in baskets or boxes if it is too hard to hang them.  A person may take shoes and also leave shoes.

The Shoe Fence is located at the south end of 6th Street in Cornell and continues south out of town.

Jerome Pohlen featured the Shoe Fence on a page in his book “ODDBALL ILLINOIS”.


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