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Johnny Appleseed was a real person, John Chapman. Born in Leominster, Massachusetts in 1775, he was a pioneer nurseryman who was instrumental in introducing apple trees into Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He died in 1845, already a legend.
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Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion by Robert Morgan.
From Thomas Jeffersonís birth in 1743 to the California Gold Rush in 1849, Americaís Manifest Destiny comes to life in Robert Morganís skilled hands. ...