Man who’s on a quest to find lost apples will speak in Cashmere

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The former federal agent whose latest case is the Lost Apple Project will be in Cashmere on Friday.

David Benscoter will talk about his often successful apple sleuthing efforts at the Cashmere Museum.

A former FBI agent and IRS criminal investigator, he will speak at 5:30 p.m. in conjunction with Saturday’s Big Chill Cider Fest.

The Lost Apple Project is the brainchild of the Whitman Historical Society.

As a result of those efforts, many apple varieties from before 1920 have been rediscovered.

Benscoter, known as the apple detective, already has found several such apple varieties in Washington.

And that has also meant bringing some of those apples back into production.