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Dakota Datebook: Chicken Mystery


August 19, 2019

Chicken Mystery

August 22, 2019 — At the beginning of the summer in 1945, the secretary of the American Legion Post in Ashley asked the editor of the “Ashley Tribune” to report on what he and many others called a mystery: Some chickens had strayed from the chicken barn, and were lost.

The paper really upped the advertising ante on these chickens. Every week or every other week, at least, something was announced about them. Certainly residents of Ashley followed the tongue-in-cheek calls for lost chickens with interest.

The birds were some of those being fed and cared for by the member...

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