The Mug Tree, a roadside attraction!


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The Mug Tree is a road side landmark outside of Yale, Illinois. The town of Yale according to the sign has a population of a whopping 100 residents.  Truly I think each and every one of them may have put a mug on the mug tree, it is filled with mugs of various shapes and sizes all up and down the truck of the stump that is topped with a seat where you could stop and reflect on, well, mugs!

The tree is located on Route 49 and I saw it while looking for Burl Ives gravesite.   The Mug Tree is located a few miles north of Hunt City, the childhood town of Burl Ives who is buried in Mounds Cemetery.

I had to stop and take a picture or two, who wouldn’t?


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      Probably falls more in roadside attraction and folk art, glad you enjoyed it!

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