The Story of Jhonny Appleseed


Jhonny Appleseed

J“Oooooh, the Lord is good to me, and so I thank the Lord, for giving me the things I need, the sun and the rain and the appleseed. The Lord is good to me. Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen.”

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of North America – Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia.

Story Title: Jhonny Appleseed
Storyteller: Dr. Manju
Language: Hindi
Story Title: Johnny Appleseed
Storyteller: Sunanda Hulyalkar
Language: Marathi
Translation: Ashwini Barwe


About This Story

The remarkable tale of Jhonny Appleseed. A pioneer who is said to have planted apple trees wherever he went. Modern researchers believe that Jhnonny was a shrewd businessman who planted apple seeds so he could sell liquor made out of them. Whatever may be the truth, this is an endearing story from America.

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