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Chicken is a tiny community located in southeast Alaska, near the Canadian border. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 7 full-time residents. Chicken is one of the few surviving gold rush towns in the state and bills itself as being "in the middle of absolutely nowhere...the best little stopover between Fairbanks and the Yukon." Chicken has the distinction of being the only city in the world called Chicken. The community was settled in the late 1800s by gold miners, and some of the buildings in town and the F.E. Company Dredge No. 4 are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The only way into Chicken is via Alaska Route 5 (the Taylor Highway) and a small local airstrip. The highway is made of packed gravel and is not maintained from mid-October through mid-March. Downtown Chicken is home to a bar and café, and a gift shop that offers free coffee, cinnamon rolls and souvenirs. Other things to do in the area include gold panning and camping at the Chicken Creek RV Park, and touring the historic "Tisha's School House." In the late 1920s, teacher Anne Hobbs Purdy, co-authored the book, "Tisha." Hobbs lived in Chicken for a year and wrote a book that tells of her life and the challenges of living in the Alaskan wilderness.

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Chicken Weather & Climate

East-central Alaska, near the Canada border, has the most extreme weather, in terms of temperature range. The continental location, isolated by the Alaska Range to the south and the Brooks Range to the north, has a great influence on the climate. Temperatures in the summer may climb into the 80s (F.) during the summer, and dip to minus -40 F and minus-50F or lower in the wintertime. The mountain ranges also limit the amount of precipitation that falls in this region. Often less than 10 inches (250 mm) falls a year, but what precipitation falls during the winter tends to stay throughout the season. Precipitation increases by 10 to 40 percent when the Pacific decadal oscillation is positive.

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Chicken Map & Transportation

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