Ohio Folklore

Johnny Appleseed

An Ohio Legend

retold by

S.E. Schlosser 

Johnny Appleseed was a hermit and a wanderer who was welcomed wherever he went in the Ohio territory. Everyone loved him, in spite of his unkempt appearance. He always carried a sack full of apple seeds to plant, and walked barefoot all year round. He knew the frontier woods better than anyone. Even the Indians respected Johnny Appleseed for his courage.

When the War of 1812 began, many Indians allied themselves with the British, seeking to revenge injustices done to their people by the settlers. They attacked up and down the Ohio territory, but they left Johnny Appleseed alone. Taking advantage of his position, Johnny Appleseed became the Paul Revere of the Ohio territory, warning settlers of danger.

On one occasion, Johnny Appleseed learned that a band of Indians had laid siege on the town of Mansfield, Ohio. Johnny Appleseed ran twenty-six miles through the forest to Mt. Vernon to obtain help for the settlers. As he ran, he tried to warn other settlers along the path of the danger by blowing on an old powder horn. Aid reached the town within a day, and the settlers were spared, thanks to the bravery of Johnny Appleseed.

 

Comments

wow he was a hero

luv it

thats soo cool :]

cool

he is brave for doing that

this story was soooooooo cool

yay

this story is the best stroy ive ever heard. ti is the bomb.

WOW! Johnny Appleseed really was a hero! I didn't think of him that way! :)

Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) is supposedly buried in Fort Wayne, Indiana. There is a park, annual festival, and even a grave marker bearing his name. Awesome.

OMG he is rlly cool

he was brave.cool story!!!

hes awesome

Yeah, that was the coolest story i ever READ!!! Johny Appleseed is sooooo COOLLLL!!!!! (sarcasm)

I love Johnny apple seed. He was an amazing person and I am actually related to him. I love the story it is amazing.

OMGOSHH.!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he was sooooo amazingg.!!!! im jealousssss!!

He is a national hero and should be treasured in our hearts forever

he is a good hero i will just be like my

its true i live in ohio

i am related to him he is my great great uncle

He was awesome

He's so awesome

i loved it johnny was a real hero i love the story it was so cool

I am a cub scout researching about different folklore in america! I think this is one of the best!!!

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SO COOL

He WAS AWESOME DUHHHHHHH!! (: :D <3

cool story:)

OMG HES SO COOL I NEVER THOUGHT OF HIM SO BRAVE . HES REALLY SOUPOSED TO BE A NUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow I thought he just ran around planting apple trees!

wow!!!!!!!!!!

BEST STORY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

this is a good one(:

he is so nice

so cool

lol

DIS IS SOO Cul . I LOVE TALL FOLK LORe ! PIECE LUV AND MY BOI JONNI

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