Johnson, Ben – Pro-Rodeo


The Ben Johnson mug is part of a biographical series profiling unique athletes in a variety of arenas from baseball to rodeo.  An image of Ben Johnson and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

Large Mug, 15 oz.

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Ben Johnson was born on the Osage Indian Reservation to a Cherokee mother and an Irish father, who was a rancher and rodeo champion.  Johnson landed in California, delivering horses from an Oklahoma ranch to be used in a film.  He began his movie career doing stunt work and wrangling horses.  In 1948, while on the set of Fort Apache, Johnson witnessed a runaway wagon and rode to the rescue, bringing the wagon to a halt.  Director John Ford was impressed and signed him to a seven-year contract, establishing his career as an actor.  In 1953, he took time off to compete in a P.R.C.A. rodeo where he became a team roping world champion.  A successful businessman, he became a millionaire breeding horses and investing in real estate.

This Ben Johnson History Mug is part of our Rodeo series which includes many unique rodeo stars.  Content is crafted for a stunning visual experience and to inspire an interest to learn more about history. Biography and images are designed and printed in Bristol, Vermont, USA.

  • 11 oz. mug:  3.75” H x 3” D
  • 15 oz. mug:  4.5″ H x 3.25″ D
  • Mugs are premium hard coated ceramic, which are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.
  • Shipping charges drop dramatically on orders of 8 or more.


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