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Doofy Johnny Appleseed Statue

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New Market, Virginia

American folk hero or ancestor of Alfred E. Neuman? Whoever created this statue in front of the former Johnny Appleseed Restaurant might have imagined Johnny as the latter, with a goofy expression, giant feet, and a pot on his head. There seems to have been some problem with scale as well, as Johnny is carrying an apple as big as a pumpkin. Pinholes in Johnny's shirt allow him the "speak" through a push-button voice system, although he's often been mute on our random visits.

This part of Virginia calls itself "Apple Capital of The USA," but real-life Johnny Appleseed (yes, he was a real guy, 1774-1845) never set foot in Virginia, bare or otherwise. Is Virginia envious? Maybe that is why they mock him.

Also see: Johnny Appleseed's Grave | Johnny Donutseed

Doofy Johnny Appleseed Statue

Quality Inn Shenandoah Valley

Address:
162 W. Old Cross Rd, New Market, VA
Directions:
Quality Inn Shenandoah Valley. I-81 exit 264. Turn east, then immediately turn left at the first stoplight at the Quality Inn sign. Johnny stands just outside the front door of the motel.
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