Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Jan 12 1966, Page 14

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - January 12, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Hygrade Peter pan Peanut butter Welches Tomato red amp White assorted Johnny Appleseed honoured Leominster mass. Up a the government will Salute this year a canny Yankee who realized that apples wer the fruit of not the spice of Frontier life. His name John Chapman. But of that does no to snark your memory Core never fret lest your wits Are withering. Char Many a Niche in posterity is Best remembered by his legendary nickname Johnny Appleseed. It was 192 years ago come this sept. 26, that Chapman was born in this Central Massachusetts City. In that Span historians have been trying to separate the fact from the fancy in the life of this fabled figure who some claim travelled 100,000 Miles Between Massachusetts and Missouri planting Apple seeds and seedlings. For most of his 70 years this shrewd but gentle a and in later life a eccentric soul was first in the hearts of Many of his countrymen. So perhaps it is fitting that he will be the first to be honoured in the new american folklore series office cent postage Stamps. The Johnny Appleseed Stamps will be issued in september in commemoration of his birth. Historians generally agree that John Chapman was an astute businessman who recognized an economic need. He knew that Farmers migrating West would Long for Apple Orchards after they had cleared the wilderness. Apples might not have kept the doctor away but they were a Staple food in the settlers limited diet. Apples were used in pies fritters and cakes and made into Apple sauce Apple butter and Jelly and rom a Quot pies came the zest of life a cider. Chapman often moving ahead of the pioneers started Many nurseries throughout the Midwest with his plantings of Apple seeds bought from the cider Mills in Western Pennsylvania. Persons who researched Chapmans life say that contrary to popular belief he did not scatter seeds Willy Nilly As he trudged the Forest and Plains with a cooking pot on his head to protect him from the Sun. Chapman carefully planted seeds or seedlings and sold or gave the new Orchards to settlers. Some say he made Money but he gave it away in ribs and drabs to needy pioneers or bought books and tracts of land which he also distributed among settlers. Chapman was a Pioneer preacher As Well As planter. As he wandered afoot by boat or horse he explained the Bible As interpreted by Emanuel Swedenborg swedish scientist and theologian. Chapman who was Friendly with the indians was the eyes and ears of the wilderness settlements. According to one Story he Learned of an impending Indian attack and ran barefooted the length of the Ohio Valley to warn the settlers in time for them to take Refuge in bloc houses. In 1845, covered Wagon pioneers found Johnny Appleseed seriously sick under the Trees he loved. He died shortly afterwards near fort Wayne ind. Those Pink Apple blossoms you see in the Spring probably were not planted by Johnny Appleseed. But the fruits of his labor will live in legend forever. Thin or regular we re "sn0we for you at to come in. B Prince meat sauce Frozen. Roman Brand Frozen red amp White Haddock evaporated insurance crackdown Washington up a the Post office department is cracking Down on swindlers who offer a High risk insurance then skip with the premiums when a client presents a claim. Postmaster general Lawrence f. O Brien said wednesday that indictments were imminent in several cases and that postal inspectors now have 15 fake insurance companies under scrutiny. Advanced. 49 of. Pkg new compact Colour amp a. 14 of. Bottle the Adair Mark i Salaa leg s?5 la tuba Overall mag to a. In. Picture Ria Victor new j is to color to orca solid Copper circuits a new rectangular Ria he late tube a powerful 24,000-Volt Chassis orca automatic color purifier a Ultra sensitive vhf uhf tuners i one set vhf Fine tuning As Low As $349.95 Dave a to amp radio shop inc. 308 main St. Dial 2-2320 Bennington Choc. Chip Golden fruit butter Sunshine j a $ cookies 1 pk9 Kraft grape a a Jaq Jelly. La k i

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