The real Johnny Appleseed brought apples, but mostly booze to the frontier


The real Johnny Appleseed brought apples, but mostly booze to the frontier

We've all heard the story of Johnny Appleseed right? He roamed the frontier, barefoot, wearing a pot on his head for a hat while planting acre after acre of apple orchards all over early, unsettled America right? Well, yes and no. It was less of a bid to plant delicious, edible apples and more about making booze and taking ownership of unclaimed real estate as Americans continued to move West. A hero? yes and no. Check out more here

Source: smithsonianmag.com

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