In 1935, in Port Arthur, Texas, James Adrian "Buck" Fulord (1891 -- 1974) set Ripley's Believe It Or Not
world record fro killing, picking, cleanin, cutting, cooking, and eating an entire chicken in 1 minute, 50 seconds.
A native of Gulf Shores, Alabama Buck went on to open a series of poultry buisinesses and fried chicken outlets in Port Arthur,
New Orleans, Mobile, and Gulf Shores.
In 1940 Buck Fulford sold the "Best Chicken in Dixie" at 129 Galvez
St on Saturdays and Sundays were he sold 14 pieces of fried chicken for 85 cents "served to cars". By 1943
he had a stall in the Dryades Market (stall No. 7) at Thalia and Dryades selling table dressed poultry as well as a fried
chicken business at Tech at Newton Steets in Algiers and where he also sold live and dressed chicken. He then opened shop
No. 2 in the Magazine Street Market. By the mid 1940s he had live and dressed poultry locations in the French Market (Stall
10), the Keller Market, and the Ewing Market. His fried chicken stores were located at 1313 Canal Street, 819 Decatur
Street, and at Tech at Newton Street in Algiers.
In 1966 the 819 Decatur location was for sale and in 1971 the Elmira
at Newton Street store was on the market. In 1986 food writer Gene Bourg inlcuded Buck's Famous Fried Chicken
in his honor roll of great defunct New Orleans eateries describing Buck's at "a sort of Paleolithic Popeye's".
A 1943 advertisement is shown above.
See http://nutrias.org/photos/gulledge/streets/d/dgde06.jpg for a glimpse of the Decatur Street location -- across Madison Street from Tujague's.
The 1313 Canal Street locatio
can be viewd at http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/CLF/id/10619 ff