Re: Wabash Boxcar in Atlanta, IL

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Ray Breyer wrote:
Remember, "Sunday chicken dinner" was a big deal because chickens weren't eaten all that often (too expensive and valuable as egg makers). Today, chicken is the most eaten meat in America.
Also remember that those were what we now would call "free range chickens," much tastier than today's factory product. It's no accident that poultry cars were used to ship the entire chicken to market in that period. Another phrase to remember from that period is the political slogan, "a chicken in every pot," which may sound dumb if you're thinking of some of the "chicken-like" material you can find for sale today.

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