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    The Big Chicken!

    by tpangelinan Written Sep 17, 2006

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    The Big Chicken

    Favorite thing: The Big Chicken stands 57 feet tall and is a well know landmark through out the area and further. It was built back in 1963, by Tubby Davis to bring in business to his resturant Johnny Reb's Chick, Chuck and Shake due to the growning competition. The eyes go around and the beak opens & closes at all times, in 1974 Jonny Reb's went under and KFC ( Kentucky Fried Chicken ) openned and got the beak & eyes working again. In 1996 a tornado caused extensive damage and almost got torn down. Pepsi Cola pitched in and fix the old landmark and made it much stronger to be able to handle another hit by a tornado. Located at the corner of Highway 120 and U. S. 41 this landmark is even used by pilots to navigate, drivers use it as a starting or reference point like turn left at the Big Chicken.

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    Get a load of this. It...

    by farseek Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Get a load of this. It doesn't look much like a temple, does it? I mean, the Masons are cool and all... but it's upstairs from a *pawn shop* for crying out loud...

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    See the 'Big Chicken.' Kindy...

    by ScooBoo Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: See the 'Big Chicken.' Kindy corny, but this is the landmark that will be mentioned if you ask anyone for directions. It is just a huge mechanical chicken in front of a KFC resturant.

    Fondest memory: I have only lived here a couple of years but it is very convenient to Atlanta and Buckhead. It's north of Atlanta, so if I an ever camping in the North Georgia mountains, I'm already out of town and on my way. Also convenient to I-285, the perimeter around Atlanta.

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