My daughter loves Johnny Appleseed. She sings a Zak Morgan song about his story and recently had us buy her a book with a story about Johnny Appleseed. I read the book to her tonight, the story of which largely parallels the lore contained in the song. I chuckled at the fact that today some guy wandering around randomly planting apple trees everywhere he went would be accused of environmental irresponsibility at a minimum, and environmental terrorism in an extreme case.
Except that’s not what he did. After my daughter finally went to bed, I looked him up in Wikipedia. He evidently had a much more complex life, and I’m glad that I looked him up. Go read about Johnny Appleseed.