John Chapman, alias Johnny Appleseed, was born on September 26th, 1774. He was reported to be a very religious man who loved animals and set out from New York to help plant apple orchards all across America. Records reveal he probably didn’t make it past Ohio back then, but that was all across the America he knew of. Other reports say he was not a very nice man, who helped plant these orchards and then later came back to claim them as his own costing the actual owners thousands of dollars. I have no idea which is true but it doesn’t really matter, today is his birthday and either way he has become a legend in our folklore.
How to celebrate – Have an apple in honor of John Chapman. Visit an apple orchard. Make an apple pie!