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Some folklore tales told about Johnny Appleseed

Created: 07/21/2014 7:52 AM KAALtv.com
By: The Associated Press

Some tales told in folklore accounts about the man known as Johnny Appleseed:

— Wore his cooking pot as a hat to save having to carry it while traveling.

— Extinguished a fire he had built when he realized mosquitoes drawn to the flames were dying. He didn't want to kill living creatures.

— Went barefoot year-round, even in ice and snow, and entertained children by pressing hot coals or needles into the leathery soles of his feet.

— Found a bear and its cub inside a hollow log where he had planned to sleep and decided to let them have it.

— Ran barefoot about 30 miles from Mansfield to Mount Vernon to warn of impending Indian massacres in the War of 1812.

— Wore a coffee sack with holes for his arms and legs.

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