Saturday, September 29, 2012

Happy Belated Birthday Johnny

A birthday bash for Simple Saturday. 
Sorry we're late Johnny Appleseed!
Sept 26, 1774 - Mar 11, 1845

Johnny Appleseed was a real person.  His real name was John Chapman and his real story is actually nearly as interesting as the legends that have since developed.John Chapman made a quite successful business out of traveling around and planting apple orchards wherever he thought pioneers were going to settle in-mass a few years after he planted an orchard.  He’d find a new area that was largely unpopulated; buy up land for cheap; then establish an orchard. Once he established the orchard (including fencing it in and the like), he’d travel on to a new area and do the same.  Over the course of the year, he’d then travel around visiting each of his orchards and maintaining them as needed, as well as gathering seeds to plant new orchards.

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