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The Incredible Story of John Liver-Eating Johnson, Told in 60 Seconds [VIDEO]

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Here’s how the legendary mountain man John Liver-Eating Johnson earned his brutal nickname. 

John Liver-Eating Johnson was one of the most hardcore and vengeful mountain men of the Wild West. This week on the “Mountain Man Minute”, I tell the story of how he earned his brutal nickname.

Liver Eating Johnson’s life story is the stuff of legend. During the Mexican-American War, he served on a warship for the American army. After striking an officer, Johnson was discharged and headed West. There, served a number of roles. He was a sheriff, a hunting guide, a boat builder, a cabin maker, a whiskey peddler, a teamster, a trapper and wore countless other hats.

It was during his trapping days that Johnson earned his nickname. After returning from a season of trapping, he arrived home to find a horrific sight in his doorway that would alter the redirect the course of his life down a violent and vengeful path…

Want to know more about Johnson? Click here to learn more about his life story. And, be sure to check out more videos and stories from the Wild Revue.

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The Incredible Story of John Liver-Eating Johnson, Told in 60 Seconds [VIDEO]