A man, a plan? Aye, not so laddie. The Kingdom of Scotland once tried to colonize Panama. It is known as The Darien Scheme. It failed miserably costing 2,000 lives and £500,000. The ensuing financial turmoil led the Scots to accepting that unity with England and Wales wasn’t such a bad idea after all.
John Roebling is not just known for designing the Brooklyn Bridge but the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge; the Allegheny Bridge in Pittsburgh; and the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River which links Ohio and Kentucky.
Whatever happened to Johnny Appleseed’s apple trees? Well, some — such as Jen McCaffery of Reader’s Digest — say the feds chopped them down during Prohibition to stop their fruit from being made into hard cider. The apples actually were meant to be used for making liquor from the beginning, after all.
Regardless, there was one verifiable Johnny Appleseed tree remains alive in Nova, Ohio as of at least as of the time of this HowStuffWorks article was posted.
Johnny Appleseed’s Apple Trees William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-28-21