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Celebrating an American Hero

By Rebecca Price Janney, Sep 26 2017 08:48PM

Today you might want to eat an apple in memory of Jonathan Chapman, born on this day in 1775 in Massachusetts. Better known as Johnny Appleseed, he walked hundreds of miles every year planting single trees and orchards ahead of western settlers. I like that he was also eccentric, wearing a pot for a hat and clothes made of sackcloth. He was a Swedenborgian in his faith who preached "God has made all things good."

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