ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 
























 
JIM: Fractious fowl of Big Elm very unlike peaceful Big Chicken

Just 90 short years ago, the Big Elm community was beset by bird which wanted to fight all the time. But, back in those days, we hear tales of grown men dressing up in their Sunday best, looking up a worthy opponent, and, after a polite knock, announce that he had come asking to fight the host. Times have changed. -CM

By Jim

Obviously, the peaceful gallus domesticus giganticus seen around the Square here of late is no relation to the winged critter reported by the Big Elm correspondent in the spring of 1921:

Mr. Milton Hughes caught a fowl of some sort last Sunday, in his field, about the size of a small hen. It was of a dark blue color, beak like a hen, feet like a duck, legs like a crane and eyes as red as a terrapin,and wants to fight all the time. The oldest inhabitants never saw anything like it.

Researched and edited by Jim, who is well versed in these matters. -CM



This story was posted on 2011-10-08 07:37:27
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


 

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.

 

























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


 

ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link: http://www.columbiamagazine.com/columbiamagazinerss.php.

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.