Does anybody know the history behind the Homegrown Chicken as a mascot?

Don’t get me wrong, the Chicken is cool, but I still don’t understand how it became the mascot. If anybody has any insight into this historical mystery, let me know.

5 Comments

Starfire

about 2 years ago

Cord Dada, the graphics designer for the early years came up with the chicken idea. We initially planned to add a new farm animal every year but the chicken just stuck.

Herzog

about 2 years ago

Can we go back to the idea of changing to different farm animals every year? Tell you what, I have the only laminated ticket from 2007 Homegrown I refused to give up, has a fucking chicken on it. I'll admit, I fought the law here, and I won. I'll start the bidding at three dollars.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

Here's the chicken in all its glory at the Duluth Art Institute last night. (Click the pic to see it bigger.)

doubledutch

about 2 years ago

I always thought it was Fat(her) Hen(nepin) related. I know nothing!

Claire

about 2 years ago

The Homegrown exhibit at the DAI is fabulous and interesting, I recommend everyone check it out.

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