Show Notes: Johnny Appleseed

Tracy Wilson

Johnny Appleseed: The Man, the Myth, the Postage Stamp iStockphoto/ThinkStock
Johnny Appleseed: The Man, the Myth, the Postage Stamp iStockphoto/ThinkStock

Johnny Appleseed is a figure from American history whose life was so distinctive and unique that he's become almost mythic - the book I read while researching this podcast cited poll in which a hefty portion of Americans weren't sure if he was real or make-believe. But while John Chapman's contributions to American orchards may be a little overinflated, he was definitely a real person, and there was a lot more to his life than bare feet and a sack of seeds.

Our listener mail is from Zahra, who writes about the Madame Lalaurie episode.

The research on this one fell to me, and here it is:

A link to today's episode: The Life of Johnny Appleseed

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