Johnny Hill Won the 1983 Pocahontas County Liar’s Contest With This Magical Tall Tale

December 20, 2014 |

Now here’s something you don’t hear about everyday: A chicken that lays wooden eggs. It’s a tall tale told by a man named Johnny Hill, in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Gibbs Kinderman brings us this archived recording of Johnny Hill’s magical story about some very peculiar hens. The above photo of the chickens was taken on a Fayette County, W.Va., farm in the 1930s. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

For a photo of Johnny Hill, click here.


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Category: Elkins to Marlinton, Food & Farming, History, Marlinton to Lewisburg, Stories & Legends

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