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Johnny Appleseed lived in the days of early America. He became a legend, and many stories were told about him. When he grew up he made it his life's work to plant fruit trees in the developing parts of the country. He carried sacks of apple seeds with him and planted orchards throughout the Northwest Territory. John was a good businessman, charging a few cents for the trees he grew. If someone couldn't pay, he would barter for clothing or food, or he gave the trees away without cost or told them they could pay him later. He dressed simply, wearing clothes he had traded for trees. Once a soldier gave him a hat and he wore that. You see pictures of him wearing a pot on his head for a hat. He could use the pot to gather fruit and berries to eat. During the war of 1812 John went from house to house warning the people to take shelter and try to protect themselves. John Chapman was a Christian and conducted his life in a Christ-like manner. He called it delivering news "right fresh from heaven".