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Mbhs #: 0717

Year Range: 1870s

Location: Ben Johnson Mountain

Source: Lane County History Museum

Notes: The 4398-foot high peak to the west of Uniontown is named for Benjamin Johnson, a "mulatto" and (probable) slave who travelled the Oregon Trail in 1853. He worked in Uniontown as a blacksmith in the late 1860s. For more information on the nomenclature of this geographic feature, see To read more about Ben Johnson, see