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Johnny Appleseed Day

By September 7, 2013

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September 26 is Johnny Appleseed Day. It honors one of the Buckeye state's most beloved legends, that of the simple, somewhat eccentric itinerant farmer, Johnny Appleseed, who walked through the Ohio Valley barefoot with a pot on his head, planting apple seeds.

The true story, that of John Chapman, is only a little less sensational. The religious apple farmer introduced that fruit to much of Northeast Ohio and owned property in Ashland County, near Mansfield. Ohio's thriving apple industry owes much to Johnny Appleseed. He passed away in 1845.

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(photo credit: Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio/public domain)

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March 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm
(1) Anna Louise Rowlands Frye says:

My Dad’s mother was a Chapman. I am a great, great, great niece of John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed). The Chapmans and my Dad (Wilbur Emerson Rowlands) lived and owned property in Dexter City, Ohio which is just north of Marietta. There is a beautiful monument of Johnny in Dexter City. None of the articles I have read even mention Dexter City. How can this be????

February 15, 2013 at 5:01 pm
(2) hannah says:

I’m related to johhny appleseed

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