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Post by nicko on Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:00 pm

I recently saw a mention on tv of a character called Johnny Appleseed, I remember reading years ago of this man who wondered across America with a bag on his back containing Apple seedlings which he planted on his journey. Can anyone else remember this?
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Post by Original Quill on Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:32 pm

Johnny Appleseed was a boozer who was also an entrepreneur. The apple trees he planted did not produce apples for eating, but for booze:

bio.com wrote:John Chapman traveled widely, particularly in Pennsylvania and Ohio, pursuing his profession. While the legend of Johnny Appleseed suggests that his planting was random, there was actually a firm economic basis for Chapman's behavior. He established nurseries and returned, after several years, to sell off the orchard and the surrounding land.

The trees that Chapman planted had multiple purposes, although they did not yield edible fruit. The small, tart apples his orchards produced were useful primarily to make hard cider and applejack. Orchards also served the critical legal purpose of establishing land claims along the frontier. As a consequence, Chapman owned around 1,200 acres of valuable land at the time of his death.

Early capitalism.

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Post by nicko on Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:34 pm

You have burst my bubble and shattered my dreams,-----sob.
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Post by Cass on Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:05 am

yup

here yo go nicko

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Appleseed

I also remember a song about him that was sung as a grace before dinner
Oh the lord is good to me
and so I thank the lord
for giving me the things I need
the sun and the rain and the appleseed
the lord is good to me

we have a few picture books in the library on him as well

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:54 am

nicko wrote:You have burst my bubble and shattered my dreams,-----sob.

Wait 'til you hear what I have to say about Santa. Razz

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Post by Lone Wolf on Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:10 am

drunken

MY FIRST introduction to Johny Appleseed's exploits was with that Disney cartoon from the late 1940s/early 1950s, replayed countless times on the Disneyland TV shows of the '60s and '70s...

AND wasn't he a strapping and fine looking young buck as he innocently strode boldly across the wild frontiers, casting his apple seeds hither and fither as he ventured forth.. geek


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Post by Ben Reilly on Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:49 am

It does kind of sound like the story of an epic womanizer when you're grown up a bit Smile

Spreading his seed and whatntot ...

Not that there's anything wrong with that Smile

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Post by nicko on Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:28 am

Spreading his seed Ben, I never thought of it that way, get your mind above your belt line.
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