March 11, 1845: Died, Johnny Appleseed. His real name was John Chapman, and he really did travel all over the countryside planting apple trees. It was a business: he got the seeds, and often the use of the land for free, and sold the trees to whoever would buy them. Since the trees were raised from seeds -- not grafting -- they were unsuitable for eating, but excellent for making hard cider.
John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), also known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He became an American legend while still alive, largely because of his kind and generous ways, his great leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples.
Johnny Appleseed Apple Clip Art Set - Chirp Graphics - 38 images in the set featuring Johnny Appleseed and a variety of images including apples, apple trees, applesauce, apple basket, apple core, apple seeds, ladder, apple cider, and more! All images come in blackline, black and white, and one or more colour versions.