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Fort Wayne, Indiana 1868
Do you see Chapman's orchards in this 1868 photo of Fort Wayne, Indiana?

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Johnny Appleseed Was Born
September 26, 1775

In 1801, Chapman transported 16 bushels of apple seeds from western Pennsylvania down the Ohio River. He had acquired more than 1,000 acres of farmland on which he developed apple orchards and nurseries. But he didn't just stay there. Chapman's work resembled that of a missionary. Each year, he traveled hundreds of miles on foot wearing a coffee sack with holes cut out for arms and carrying a cooking pot, which he is said to have worn like a cap over his flowing hair.
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