|Young apples-to-be cluster on a branch in Concord, Mass., earlier this week.|
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Like Crockett, Johnny Appleseed was a real person, though his name was John Chapman.
Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, in the early days of the American Revolution, Chapman grew up in Westfield and headed west to become a frontier nurseryman, bachelor, and sometime Swedenborgian evangelist.
He gleaned apple seeds from cider mills and eked out a living planting them and selling saplings to settlers.