Washington State’s oldest apple tree, planted in 1826, in Vancouver.
“Captain Aemilius Simpson, an employee of the Hudson’s Bay Company, received his orders to sail to the post at Fort Vancouver. Before he left London, in 1825, he attended a dinner party. Fruit, including apples, was served with the meal. One of Simpson’s friends, a young lady, gave him a handful of apple seeds and asked him to plant them for her out in the Northwest wilderness. He put the seeds into his pocket.
Simpson traveled by ship to Fort Vancouver. He remembered the request and gave the seeds to Dr. John McLoughlin who had the seeds planted.”