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Location DB > United States > California > Stockton > Pollardville Chicken Kitchen
Pollardville Chicken Kitchen
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created by bonnie&clyde on 5/2/2010 5:15 PM
last modified by bonnie&clyde on 5/7/2010 10:35 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
The remnants of a small fun park with a ghost town theme. Also the world famous Chicken Shack.
 Basic Information
Type: Small theme park
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
10464 N Highway 99
Stockton, California
United States
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features

     Security Measures
  • fences
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1946
    Closed: 2007
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment

    The Pollardville Story

    The original Chicken Kitchen was first established at the Red Gate Farm Chicken Ranch in Castro Valley in 1944 by Ray and Ruth Pollard. It evolved from a roadside business selling eggs and poultry to selling chicken sandwiches and then to the original "Chicken on a Bun" was born and served thru a window to become the first or one of the very first food to go restaurants. In 1946 the business was moved to Stockton on the West side of the highway by Mosher Slough opposite Ashley Lane. It opened to accommodate 18 patrons served at a counter, three tables and a take out window and over the next 10 years grew to a capacity of 125. In 1957 having outgrown the premises the restaurant was moved to the present 16 acre location and Pollardville was in its beginning of phases of permanent growth. As its business grew so did the ghost town which included the smallest post office in the U.S. purchased from Mountain Ranch, CA., another authentic building was the Jamestown Jail on Main Street. To help complete the town the entire movie set from the 1957 film "The Big Country" was added, along with on half mile C.K.R.R. Narrow Gauge Railroad, a stage coach line and occasional shoot out on Main Street.

    The town was on its way. 1965 saw the first melodrama Vaudeville show open at the Palace Showboat Dinner Theatre. Then the fire of Dec. 1984 leveled the entire main restaurant. Not undaunted Neil and Tracy Pollard in March 1987 reopened by moving yet another structure with charm and character the Islander Restaurant that stood on the corner Benjamin Holt and Pacific Ave. in Stockton and remodeled to fit the Pollardville theme. The project now at hand includes development of a wedding reception, concert and company barbecue picnic area. This is just another chapter in the on going building at Pollardville.

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    Some day will be a track of homes.

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    Our Trip
    Thu, May 6th, 2010
    posted by bonnie&clyde
    25 pictures
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    Demo Pix
    Sat, Aug 21st, 2010
    posted by bonnie&clyde
    6 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 8/22/2010 9:33 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 22 10 at 21:33, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 21 10 at 3:22, bonnie&clyde updated gallery Demo Pix
  • on Aug 21 10 at 3:22, bonnie&clyde updated gallery Demo Pix
  • on Aug 21 10 at 3:21, bonnie&clyde added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 21 10 at 3:20, bonnie&clyde created a new gallery
  • on May 10 10 at 0:17, Steed validated this location
  • on May 7 10 at 22:35, bonnie&clyde changed the following: Status, Recommendation
  • on May 7 10 at 1:45, RailGuy88 validated this location
  • on May 6 10 at 17:19, bonnie&clyde made this location available
  • on May 6 10 at 17:19, bonnie&clyde changed the following: Type
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