Johnny Appleseed


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Johnny Appleseed/John Chapman
Jonathan Chapman
Birthday
BirthplaceLeominster, Massachusetts
Died
Occupation
Pioneer, missionary and gardener

Johnny Appleseed:

see Chapman, JohnChapman, John,
1774–1845, American pioneer, more familiarly known as Johnny Appleseed, b. Massachusetts. From Pennsylvania—where he had sold or given saplings and apple seeds to families migrating westward—he traveled c.
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Appleseed, Johnny:

see Chapman, JohnChapman, John,
1774–1845, American pioneer, more familiarly known as Johnny Appleseed, b. Massachusetts. From Pennsylvania—where he had sold or given saplings and apple seeds to families migrating westward—he traveled c.
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Appleseed, Johnny

(John Chapman, 1774–1845), missionary nurseryman who supplied apple seeds to pioneers. [Am. Folk-lore: EB, II: 746]
See: Apple

Appleseed, Johnny

(John Chapman, 1774–1845) gave settlers apple seeds and a helping hand. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 146]

Appleseed, Johnny

nickname of John Chapman (c. 1775–1847), who traveled through the Ohio Valley giving away apple seeds and caring for orchards. [Am. Hist.: Collier’s, IV, 569]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Johnny Appleseed

See Chapman, John.
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In the midst of it all, the loveable but enigmatic Johnny Appleseed remains the focal point and perhaps even a Rorschach test of sorts.
* Just as Johnny Appleseed carried and planted apple seeds that sprouted throughout the Northwest Territory, there are seed carriers in every organization who are carrying the seeds of positive change or a negative reaction to change.
(Lindsay, Poetry, 1.294) Johnny Appleseed Utopianism
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Over the decades, he has become a teacher to the world--in effect, fly fishing's Johnny Appleseed. He is arguably our most innovative fly tier, and undoubtedly the most enthusiastic.
As legend would have it, Johnny Appleseed lit out for the Allegheny Plateau 200 years ago to stake a claim and snag his share of the American Dream.
The plan is to follow Chapman's path and plant direct offspring of the last-known Johnny Appleseed tree.
John Henry is more a caretaker or steward - a black Johnny Appleseed, if you will - than an invading conqueror.
Native to the New England region are the tales of Captain Stormalong, whose ship was driven by a hurricane across the Isthmus of Panama, digging the Panama Canal, and Johnny Appleseed, who planted apple orchards from the East Coast to the Western frontier.
In the fall visitors enjoy the Chuckwagon Stampede with its German food and oom-pah-pah, and busloads of screaming youngsters arrive to pick pumpkins, greeted by storytellers dressed as witches, scarecrows or Johnny Appleseed.
The remarkable career of Johnny Appleseed began about 1800.
A carefully documented biography is Robert Price's Johnny Appleseed: Man and Myth (1954).