| John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed was born in Leominster, Massachusetts on September 26, 1774. He was an astute and practical nurseryman who set out orchards, and sold or gave trees to pioneers. After braving nearly fifty wilderness winters at the time of his death in 1845, he had planted the seeds of love as an intinerant preacher, and apple trees that have blossomed forth into more than a century of Springs over 100,000 square miles of the Midwest and thus the whole nation. It is most fitting that his Country commemorate this folklore stamp here at his birthplace. September 24, 1966
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