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Apples and peddlers, Steele, Missouri, 1938
Jonathan Chapman made his rounds on foot; these apple peddlers are cheating!

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Johnny Appleseed Was Born
September 26, 1775

You've probably heard about the legendary "Johnny Appleseed" who, according to story and song, spread his apple seeds all over the nation. Did you know there really was a "Johnny Appleseed"? His name was Jonathan Chapman. Born in Massachusetts on September 26, 1775, Chapman earned his nickname because he planted small orchards and individual apple trees during his travels as he walked across 100,000 square miles of Midwestern wilderness and prairie. He was a genuine and dedicated professional nurseryman.
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