YOUR HOMETOWN: Fruitful Figure

Johnny Appleseed Stands Tall In New Market

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Posted: March 5, 2014

The 14-foot tall Johnny Appleseed statue outside the entrance to the restaurant that bears his name in New Market has become one of the town’s icons, so much so that it graced the cover of the 2007 travel guide “Weird Virginia.” The eatery, one of about 25 that once existed, is the last of the chain still running. (Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R)

NEW MARKET — He’s described as weird and whimsical, but those are terms of endearment that make him timeless and treasured.

“There’s pictures of Johnny everywhere,” said Mary Smith, general…

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