Encyclopedia > Johnny Appleseed

  Article Content

Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman (September 26, 1774 - March 11, 1847) was an American pioneer known as "Johnny Appleseed" because he planted apple trees in large parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He was born in Leominster, Massachusetts, and became an American legend while he was still alive, being portrayed in works of art and literature. He is considered an early conservationist, what would be called today an ecologist.




All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Wales, New York

... in the town is $51,486, and the median income for a family is $59,350. Males have a median income of $40,125 versus $29,737 for females. The per capita income for the ...