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.
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