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September 26 - Johnny Appleseed Day
Johnny Appleseed is a famous historical American figure, who’s most noteable for his spread of apple trees throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He was a prominent conservationalist, business man and religious figure, and well known and liked for his kindness and generosity – Johnny Appleseed Day commemorates his birth on September 26, 1774.
Celebrate today with an apple rich menu. Include fresh apples for snacks, and some applesauce or apple pie for dessert recipes . And, make plans to plant an apple tree.
A Little About the Legend:
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, Johny 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.