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Posted by on Sep. 1, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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NATIONAL CHICKEN BOY’S DAY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHICKEN BOY!  Each year on September 1, thousands of people across the United States celebrate National Chicken Boy’s Day in honor of his  September 1 ceremonial birthday.

A roadside icon which is often referred to as the “Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles, California”, Chicken Boy is a statue of a boy, with a chicken head, holding a bucket of chicken.   Standing 22 ft. tall, he was named after the former 1960′s restaurant that shared his name.

The iconic statue remained in place at the restaurant until the owner died in 1984.  At that time, Chicken Boy was given to Los Angeles art director, Amy Inouye and it was placed in storage until a suitable location could be found.  Some twenty years later, Chicken Boy was moved to his new home at Inouye’s design firm.  The result of the restoration of Chicken Boy was a community effort and donated funds.

A famous landmark on the historic U.S. Route 66, Chicken Boy was recognized by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award in 2010.

More Awards:

  • Governor’s Historic Preservation Award, Sacramento, California, 2010.
  • Community Beautification Grant, City of Los Angeles, 2005-2006.
  • California Preservation Foundation, Three Minute Success Story, 2009.
  • Highland Park Heritage Trust Preservation Award, 2009-2010.
  • Commendation, City of Los Angeles, 2009.
  • Commendation, California State Assembly, Sacramento, California, 2010

Have you ever seen the Chicken Boy statue?

by on Sep. 1, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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atlmom2
by Susie on Sep. 1, 2013 at 9:23 AM
No
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fammatthews4
by Trisha on Sep. 1, 2013 at 9:45 AM

nope

boys2men2soon
by Kimberly on Sep. 1, 2013 at 12:28 PM

I don't think so....




shorty13417
by on Sep. 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM

No

02nana07
by Ida on Sep. 1, 2013 at 2:42 PM

 no never heard of it

natural_s
by Bronze Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 2:49 PM

No.

SahmTam
by Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 4:29 PM

 I've been to L.A. twice, but I missed Chicken Boy. lol

drfink
by Emily on Sep. 1, 2013 at 4:46 PM

 nope

luckysevenwow
by Platinum Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 6:12 PM

I grew up there and have never heard of it.


Now this is a landmark :)


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