– A homesteader who had migrated from the Ozarks in a covered wagon. Egan describes him as “tall and tough.” Johnson lived in a dugout on a quarter-section of land. While leaving the Lucas double funeral, he was overwhelmed by a blizzard of dust on the notorious Black Sunday—the day of the Dust Bowl’s worst storm—and ended up permanently blinded by the dirt that got into his eyes.
Thomas Jefferson Johnson Character Timeline in The Worst Hard Time
The timeline below shows where the character Thomas Jefferson Johnson appears in The Worst Hard Time. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 16: Black Sunday