Sunday, March 11, 2007

Johnny's Apples

Have you had your apple today? If no, why not? If yes, thank John Chapman.

Some of the story may be legend, but it is based on truth. Chapman walked barefooted planting millions -- yes, millions -- of apple seeds between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, earning him the nickname of Johnny Appleseed. Most people knew him by no other name.

He also sold seedlings to pioneers headed west, so he is probably responsible for the orchards in the Northwest.

Today is his day. Happy Johnny Appleseed Day.

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