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The Marx Brothers' Chicagoland Chicken Farm

The short video below is about a road off Route 66 in the western suburbs of Chicago where the Marx Brothers comedy team once owned a chicken farm.

Minnie Marx, the matriarch of the family, bought the farm in April 1917 to avoid her sons being drafted during World War I, as farmers were exempt from the draft. Before becoming successful in Hollywood, the Marx family raised chickens, rabbits, and guinea pigs on this farm.

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