A banker in Boise City, Oklahoma who seized properties from farmers who foreclosed on bank loans they had taken out in the 1920s. To prevent Johnson from selling off their farms and farming equipment, the farmers all agreed to show up at the auctions and bet only ten cents on seized property so that they could easily buy back what they had lost.
John Johnson Character Timeline in The Worst Hard Time
The timeline below shows where the character John Johnson appears in The Worst Hard Time. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: No Man's Land
Chapter 5: Last of the Great Plowup
Chapter 7: A Darkening
Chapter 12: The Long Darkness