The farm where the apple was discovered is in a remote part of Clay County, West Virginia. Amazingly enough, there's actually a (very grainy) Google Streetview showing the entrance off Queen Road.
The nearest freeway would be I-79. If you get on at Gassaway and head west, it's a 12.3 mile trip to the first rest area in Frametown. But I don't see how "Chose a city" would put you in Gassaway, West Virginia, so this is probably a dead end.
I refuse to get too deep into this again (so frustrating!) but this is the first new piece of information in a while that I actually think could be viable.
Not so much the story of Dewey Serls (even though I enjoyed it), but that the state of WV has the official state fruit as The Golden Delicious Apple. I think that is a great find. It will probably lead nowhere but I still think it is a good find. I researched all state fruits. This got me the following: Illinois: Goldrush Apple (hmmmmmm) (prob is that wasn't adopted until 2007...) Minnesota: Honeycrisp Apple (my fav apple and also we love Minneapolis as a theory) (Adopted in 2006) New York: Apple (I like a NY solve for a couple reasons) (Adopted in 1976....Hmmmm) Rhode Island: Greening Apple (adopted 1991) Vermont: Apple (adopted 1999) Washington: Apple (adopted 1989) WV: Golden Delicious Apple (adopted 1995)
We shouldn't discount the late adoptions because there could be a cool story behind it like the one that Theo found.
Thanks Theo. If I get caught up in this hunt again I will blame you. LOL.
Hi Gold! Please don't reel me back into this....LOL