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Johnny Appleseed
Date Issued: 1966-09-27
Postage Value: 5 cents

Commemorative issue
American Folklore
Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman--"Johnny Appleseed"--arrived in the Ohio River valley about 1800. He wandered that region for the rest of his life, often on a rough craft made from two canoes lashed together and carrying a cargo of apples brought from the orchards of the eastern states. Chapman would stop wherever he saw a likely spot to plant a few seeds and establish a tree nursery. Seeds he planted and saplings he gave away to local natives and to new settlers helped build the orchards of the Midwest. He also planted the seeds of many healing herbs: catnip, horehound, and pennyroyal.

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