Today in History–September 26–the Library of Congress features Johnny Appleseed, born Jonathan Chapman on this day in 1775. Chapman earned his nickname because he planted nurseries and individual apple trees across 100,000 square miles of wilderness and prairie in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section and visiting the links below.
Jonathan Chapman brief bio from America’s Library
“Johnny Appleseed – A Pioneer Hero” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine Volume 43, Issue 258, November 1871
How Do You Like These Apples? Library of Congress Flickr album
A apple pie 1886 alphabet book
More books related to apples 1800-1925
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