Thursday, April 19, 2012

Taking a Detour


You know how when you're traveling, you start out following the map, and then you take one side road and next thing you know, you're somewhere you never expected to be?

Well, on the way to my Map quilt for the May 1 challenge, I stumbled onto a reference to the "Hollywood Freeway Chickens."  That led me to the story of how, back in 1969, a poultry truck overturned on the Hollywood Freeway in Southern California, releasing over 200 live chickens onto the road.  Many escaped and fled into the roadside brush, and took up residence in the bushes growing along a nearby on-ramp.  They were even fed for years by a chicken-loving elderly lady, who sprinkled chicken feed through the chainlink fence so they wouldn't go hungry.

Who knew?

You can read all about them here.  

3 comments:

Kristin L said...

I certainly didn't know, and I grew up not too far from there. ;-)

Brenda Gael Smith said...

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Gina said...

What a great story! It's so good to learn about Minnie Blumfields!