Johnny Appleseed

Who really was John Chapman, (1774-1845). According to the Wikipedia article on him, he was not a random propagator of apple trees, throwing handfuls of seeds about while wandering the country, but a nurseryman growing tree plots from seed for a living. He did apparently wear a mush-pot on his head, but well, sometimes one draws a mush-pot and it may or may not look like a fedora. Design of said mush-pot seems to be a cross of Scotty Small's fishing cap from The Sandlot, and well, a fedora. I suppose it all depends on who you deem has the most authority on 19th century mush pots.

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