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Ask the Times: Poultry statue went up in 1977
The top of the poultry monument is topped with a statue of a life-sized chicken. - photo by Tom Reed | The Times
If you’ve been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following questions were submitted by readers and answered through the efforts of our news staff.Who designed the Poultry Park monument?Poultry Park, at the corner of West Academy Street and Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville, was a project begun by poultry industry leaders in the community and dedicated in 1977. Nathaniel Ashe, a member of the Georgia Poultry Federation, said the idea was proposed during a meeting of that body, noting that the city of Gainesville should have something commemorating its status as the “poultry capital of the world.”