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Johnny Appleseed Tree Dedication Ceremony~

A number of people gathered at the historic D.D. Collins House on Thursday, November 9, 2017 for the dedication of the Johnny Appleseed Tree. Photo courtesy of Mark Ahlvers Be sure to follow the Johnny Appleseed story on the Friends of the D.D. Collins House website and watch for additional photos and articles about the history and legend of Johnny Appleseed. Click image to visit our Johnny Appleseed Tree page.

200 Years of November ~

Back in time we shall go, to gather wisdom from Almanacs of long ago. For two hundred years the attention in November, has centered on preparation for the onset of winter. We'll learn about character and the philosophy of the day, as well as how the time they did while away . . . MARRIAGE ~ "There is no union, the quality of which is so intimate, the obligation of which is so binding, the consequences of which are so momentous." ~ William Jay Excerpt from The Illinois Farmer's Almanac November ~ 1840 1818 Click image to see a PDF of this and more pages from the 1818 edition of "The Old Farmer's Almanac" you can zoom as large as you desire. NOVEMBER ~ 1818 Click image to see a PDF of this p

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