The Legend of Johnny Appleseed

by Brittany Harris on September 26, 2010 at 9:44 am

The public is learning more about the life of a man and his appleseeds.

As a part of the Zanesville 1810 Project Lecture Series, Professor William Kerrigan spoke at the Stone Academy Museum Sunday afternoon to discuss his research about the legend of John Chapman, or who is popularly referred to as Johnny Appleseed.

The public was invited to attend the lecture free of charge.

Professor Kerrigan says the American pioneer was an innovative man who realized the importance of apple seeds. Some scholars say he was the first to introduce apple trees to Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.

The professor says some would be surprised to know that Johnnys apples were not sold to be eaten but to be used for hard apple cider.