The Story of Johnny Appleseed

3/11/2013 By:

Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated on March 11 to herald planting season. There is much myth and legend surrounding the life of John Chapman, known in his time as Johnny Appleseed because of his desire to spread the propagation of apple trees so no one would ever have to go hungry. Use this site to learn what is known about his life, and the myths that grew up around him. His travels took him through Pennsylvania, the Ohio Valley, and into the area that became Indiana; he bought land and planted appleseeds wherever he went. After you’ve read the information about Johnny Appleseed, you can check your understanding by doing the crossword puzzle based on the article.

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