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John Chapman (1774–1845) planted fruit trees for the frontier settlers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, and as a result was nicknamed Johnny Appleseed, a name he subsequently adopted. He became an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways, his leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples. He lives on in a number of fictional works, ranging from works by poet Vachel Lindsay to Walt Disney.
‘Johnny Appleseed’, Wikipedia, retrieved 1 January 2014
Room, A. (1981), ‘Name Stories’, Naming Names, p.72
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