About American Orchard

American Orchard is an occasional blog about the history of the old world apple in North America, and the life and myth of its most legendary propagator, Johnny Appleseed.  Blogger William Kerrigan is a professor of History who resides in the small town of New Concord, Ohio, and is also the author of Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: A Cultural History (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). 

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