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March evokes legacy of Johnny Appleseed and his gift to region

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March 11 was the 240th anniversary of the death of John Chapman, called Johnny Appleseed in American folklore. Apples are at the, well, core of much of what we celebrate in New York, upstate and downstate. And John Chapman is responsible for many of the apple orchards in the American Northeast and Central states, so we thank him. There’s a reason New York City is called “The Big Apple.” New York apples are world renowned, ...

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