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Dorothy Day

St. Johnny Appleseed:

“[T]here is a Russian saying that if a man plants 3 trees in his life he will never go to hell.” Dorothy Day.

Of course, according to The Smithsonian, Johnny wasn’t a saint. He was just a good businessman who planted and cultivated orchards, which he would sell to frontiersmen, who could then show the government they were homesteading the lot.

And his apples weren’t any good for eating. They were good for making hard cider (maybe he was a saint?), but that was about it.