Susan Prigge

Have you ever asked ‘Are those shoes in those trees?’ when you’ve driven up Deer Valley Drive?

This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.

Before there was a trail under those trees, Pacific Avenue, nick-named Easy Street, lay there, lined with miner shacks. As Park City moved to skiing in the ‘60s, “hippies” began renting the street’s wood-framed buildings. About this time shoes began appearing in the trees.