Chicken, AKAugust 23, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C
Our morning tea stop is in Chicken - a mining camp on Chicken Creek on the Top of the World Highway. The town has a population of under 20 year round but expands to 30-50 in summer. The Town Centre is one building which houses the cafe, the mercantile, the liquor store and the saloon. Otherwise there are a couple of miner's huts.
Legend says that early settlers wanted to call it Ptarmigan. There are several other small settlements in the area named after birds also e.g. Eagle, AK. The people who went to register the name couldn't agree on how to spell it, so after a few attempts, they gave up and agreed that Ptarmigan tasted just like chicken, so they called it Chicken, AK.Read more