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Great Bend Garden Club looks at the legacy of Johnny Appleseed

Great Bend Garden Club member Darlene Boley, left, visits with Fern Thompkins, hostess for the February meeting.

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At their Feb. meeting, 17 members of Great Bend Garden Club learned of the far reaching legacy of the legendary Johnny Appleseed during a program given by Alice Young.
Born in Massachusetts in 1774, a young man named John Chapman became known as Johnny Appleseed as he wandered through the early American frontier with his bag of apple seeds, his dog, and his tin pan hat planting the seeds he first collected from cider presses in the colonies. His was a life-long journey of planting apple seeds on unclaimed land, finding nearby farmers to tend the resulting apple groves and ...

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