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Was Johnny Appleseed for real?
CBS News ^ | November 26, 2017

Posted on 11/26/2017 8:46:53 AM PST by Kaslin

AN APPLE A DAY may or may not keep the doctor away, but it's a sentiment shared by just about everyone our Mo Rocca has been visiting:

At the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Fort Wayne, Ind., there's no such thing as a bad apple. There you can indulge in apple dumplings -- a skinless apple wrapped in dough, and deep-fried.

Rocca asked, "How healthy is this?

"Very healthy -- it's an apple!" he was told

Or partake of apple petals ("Better than apple dumplings!" enthused cutthroat vendor Logan Forbing), and sample some apple sausages.

Fort Wayne is where John Chapman -- better known as Johnny Appleseed -- died more than 170 years ago. Johnny is buried here -- at least, the locals like to think so. According to author Howard Means (who wrote a book about the real Johnny Appleseed), "It's very questionable it's in fact the grave of John Chapman."

Turns out there is much that's misunderstood about the man many of us came to know through the 1948 Walt Disney cartoon.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: agriculture; animalhusbandry; dietandcuisine; fortwayne; godsgravesglyphs; huntergatherers; indiana; johnchapman; johnnyappleseed
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1 posted on 11/26/2017 8:46:53 AM PST by Kaslin
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Mo should do an Appleseed Shoot next.

That’d be a hoot.

L


2 posted on 11/26/2017 8:50:20 AM PST by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: Kaslin
Yes...... I think he lived here in my home town (Pittsburgh) back a little before 1800.

One heck of a fellow, they say.

3 posted on 11/26/2017 8:50:31 AM PST by a little elbow grease (...... bless all who understand and aid the pain of struggling animals)
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To: Kaslin

An itinerant preacher, planting where he wandered IIRC.


4 posted on 11/26/2017 8:52:31 AM PST by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: Kaslin

JA was real. But his efforts were to promote the making of apple moonshine. He traveled and collect shine “taxes” for helping people get apple orchards going. “Whiskey” was the rural currency along with other farming products.


5 posted on 11/26/2017 8:54:11 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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6 posted on 11/26/2017 8:54:22 AM PST by Daffynition (The New PTSD: PRESIDENT-Trump Stress Disorder - The LSN didn’t make Trump, so they can't break him)
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*Chapman was often noted for his threadbare clothes and preference for bare feet. But these eccentricities may have been offerings to his faith, the Church of Swedenborg (also known as The New Church), a Christian denomination established in 1787. The second part of his signature look—that sack of apple seeds—was most definitely accurate. Because the Church forbade its members harming God’s creation, Chapman became a vocal animal rights activist and vegetarian. He also refused to use grafting to create his orchards, believing that this growing technique physically hurt the source plants. So, he carried a large sack of seeds everywhere he traveled. However, his oft-depicted tin pot hat has not been authenticated.*


7 posted on 11/26/2017 8:55:45 AM PST by Daffynition (The New PTSD: PRESIDENT-Trump Stress Disorder - The LSN didn’t make Trump, so they can't break him)
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To: Kaslin
He knew .... and all should know that if you cut an apple horizontally at the center through the seeds ...... you will see a perfect star.

All is good .....

8 posted on 11/26/2017 8:56:44 AM PST by a little elbow grease (...... bless all who understand and aid the pain of struggling animals)
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Was Johnny Appleseed for real?

Yes, and he has a brother: DeQuan Spredmyseed who gots 35 kids wif 28 different women.

9 posted on 11/26/2017 9:00:45 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Trump: Greatest POTUS of all time solely for preventing Satan from taking office.)
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10 posted on 11/26/2017 9:05:20 AM PST by Kaslin (Quid est Veritas?: What Is Truth?)
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I think we should seed bomb forest areas with edible plants, so that if society ever decays or their is famine, there would be a ready source of food for harvesting.


11 posted on 11/26/2017 9:24:26 AM PST by DannyTN
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Apples originated in China beginning possibly about two to ten million years ago.


12 posted on 11/26/2017 9:39:53 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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https://www.sciencealert.com/how-12-000-tonnes-of-dumped-orange-peel-produced-something-nobody-imagined


13 posted on 11/26/2017 9:44:58 AM PST by Mean Daddy (Every time Hillary lies, a demon gets its wings. - Windflier)
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To: Kaslin

Interesting subject, I grew up with this story. John Chapman’s first orchards were located near my home town in the Brokenstraw Valley in NW Pennsylvania. The wild descendants of those orchards have produced wild apples in the woods along the valley.


14 posted on 11/26/2017 9:50:21 AM PST by Kenton
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To: mad_as_he$$

Yes. Moonshine/Hard Cider. In the absence of pure water, this was important for health. Also vinegar from apples as an important preservative before refrigeration.

He helped settlers have safe food to eat and drink. Johnny Appleseed was not really aiming at tasty pies. He performed a very valuable service. And he was a preacher.


15 posted on 11/26/2017 10:45:21 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Benedict McCain is the worst traitor ever to wear the uniform of the US military.)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; pax_et_bonum; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
Thanks Kaslin.

16 posted on 11/26/2017 11:00:25 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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Families normally drank apple cidet. The fermentation killed bacteria.


17 posted on 11/26/2017 11:04:07 AM PST by buffaloguy (Bond arms Cowbot)
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Johnny Appleseed - 1948 Disney short (17:35)
18 posted on 11/26/2017 11:45:20 AM PST by EveningStar (I am a Non-Cultist Trump Supporter.)
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thanks, I'll check it out. I've got a somewhat poor DVD version of the 1946 Disney classic "Song of the South", which is of course de facto banned in the US. It's not racist IMHO, but is typical Disney drivel.

19 posted on 11/26/2017 11:54:10 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Kaslin

He was kind of a hippie.


20 posted on 11/26/2017 11:57:39 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Burn. It. Down.)
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