Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Johnny Appleseed Day, In the News, and Enjoy

Johnny Appleseed Day - Today is Johnny Appleseed Day! Johnny Appleseed Day honors one of America's great legends.

John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed) was born on September 26, 1774.

He was a nurseryman who started out planting trees in western New York and Pennsylvania. During the life of John Chapman, the "West" was places like Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois.

John Chapman was a deeply religious person He was known to preach during his travels. According to legend, Johnny Appleseed led a simple life and wanted little. He rarely accepted money and often donated any money he received.

It is believed that he died on March 11, 1845, from what was referred to as the "winter plague." The actual date of his death has been disputed. There is a lot of "legend" in stories written about Johnny Appleseed. Over the years, legends grow bigger than life. It also appears that there is some link between Johnny Appleseed and very early Arbor Day celebrations.

Celebrate today with an apple-rich menu. Include fresh apples for snacks and some applesauce or apple pie for dessert. And make plans to plant an apple tree.

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