Freelance writers: an interesting ‘newsjack’ for next Wednesday
In Indiana (United States), Johnny Appleseed is part of the folklore. There are several of you who can use this ‘newsjack’ to further your business. Top of mind:
- History teachers can present a U.S.hero … born before there was even a U.S!
- Geography blogs could trace Johnny’s journeys.
- Apple orchards (or other nurseries) can use Johnny for an entire month of sales.
John ‘Johnny Appleseed’ Chapman was born on September 26, 1774, and – according to Cheryl Ogden, the director of the Johnny Appleseed Museum in Urbana, Ohio – started his historic treks in 1801.
Traveling from his home state of Massachusetts, Mr. Chapman touched parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia before heading to what is now called the Midwest.
He planted and nurtured orchards of apple trees during his travels, raising crops he later sold to fellow-pioneers.
These trees helped adventurous families (as far west as the current state of Illinois) stake a claim to a piece of land.
Planting different varieties helped John – and my ancestors – learn which apples adapted best to particular climates.
Here’s a salute to John Chapman, a generous, hard-working man who helped establish these tasty pomes in parts of America.
Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!
My thanks to HolidaysCalendar.com [http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/johnny-appleseed-day/ ], How Stuff Works [https://history.howstuffworks.com/history-vs-myth/did-johnny-appleseed-plant-apples-all-over-america.htm], and IndianapolisPublicMedia.org [https://indianapublicmedia.org/news/johnny-appleseed-real-ties-indiana-88822/ ]
for this information. Captured online from July 23-31, 2018.