Here are the answers to our quiz posted yesterday about an icon of early local history, John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed. Give yourself one point for each correct answer and see how you fared.
Answer: A bag of appleseeds, of course
Answer: 1838. Some have the date as 1840, but the majority of sources specifically state 1838.
Answer: Johnny believed in the sacred nature of all animals. He did not light campfires fearing that bugs might fly in and be burned alive.
Answer: 1953, it replaced a much earlier monument (erected in 1900).
Answer: It is 30 miles long
Answer: Oak Hill Cottage
1-4 — Seedling
4-5 — Sprout
6-7 — Apple tree
8-9 — Orchard
10 — Forest
This is the second in a quiz series on all things local. Our first quiz last August looked at Richland County geography.
Today we are looking at an icon of early local history, John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed, through a set of ten questions. We will be sharing the answers tomorrow here on 1812Blockhouse.More…
Why not take some time during the remaining weeks of good weather, pack up the car and the kids, and take off for a driving tour of sites related to one of Richland County’s most famous former residents?
A historic byway has an accompanying map to guide travelers a route in Ashland and Richland Counties to do just that. The Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway is a 30 mile route along State Routes 39 and 603 which celebrates the life of John Chapman, the nineteenth century local man who planted apple trees and became an American cultural and historical icon. More…
UPDATE – It turns out that there will be more than one opportunity in the coming days to interface with one of Richland County’s most iconic historic characters; information follows below.
As interesting as legend paints the life of John Chapman, known by local pioneer settlers as Johnny Appleseed, his actual life was by many measures even more unique. He is soon to make a return appearance. More…
On Monday, the Ohio Department of Transportation announced creation of the new Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway. The route connects historic, cultural, and scenic attractions in Richland and Ashland Counties.
In a press release, ODOT shared, “The Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway’s routes are State Route 39 from Loudonville, northwest through Perrysville and Lucas, and ending in Mansfield; and State Route 603 from Mifflin to Malabar Farm where it ends at State Route 95. More…