U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 1
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1: CHICKEN BOY
Profile America — Thursday, September 1st. This is the birthday of a Los Angeles icon named “chicken boy” — a 22-foot tall statue of a boy with a chicken’s head, holding a bucket of — what else? — chicken. Originally the mascot of a restaurant for which he was named, the figure has been called by some the Los Angeles Statue of Liberty. The statue was first erected in 1969 and saved from destruction by a graphic design studio in 1984 when the restaurant closed. The statue now roosts on the roof of the studio. The birthday is fitting, because this is National Chicken Month. Chicken is one of the nation’s perennial favorites and we each eat some 59 pounds of it annually. Georgia is the leading producer of chickens, followed by Arkansas and Alabama. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2011, p. 435, 437
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 213, 872
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau