Today in History: Johnny Appleseed


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.

Historic newspaper articles mentioning Johnny Appleseed

Jonathan Chapman brief bio from America’s Library

Johnny Appleseed – A Pioneer HeroHarper’s New Monthly Magazine Volume 43, Issue 258, November 1871

Apple image set

How Do You Like These Apples? Library of Congress Flickr album

Apple related sheet music

Apple related songs & oral histories

Life histories mentioning apples

A apple pie 1886 alphabet book

More books related to apples 1800-1925

Apple Cider Day primary source set

Recipes and Collections for “October, the apple-scented month”

From Apples to Autumn Leaves Picture This October 27, 2022