The Lusk Herald
January 14, 1932
IVER JOHNSON, WYO. PIONEER, PASSES AWAY
Founder of Baker & Johnson Stores, Which Operated Here in Early Days, Dies in Cheyenne
Iver Johnson, Wyoming pioneer, 82 years old, uncle of Lawrence and Alfred Johnson of Lusk, died at his home in Cheyenne Monday afternoon, thus concluding a long and useful life.
Mr. Johnson was in the best of health up until the time of his death, which came very suddenly. He complained of feeling weak and at the suggestion of his brother-in-law, Clarence B. Richardson, went to his room to rest. A few moments later he collapsed while sitting on the edge of his bed.
Funeral services were held from the family residence in Cheyenne Wednesday afternoon.
He was born at Trondjeim, Norway, January 12, 1850, and came to America as a lad. In 1876 he settled in Cheyenne and founded the firm of Baker & Johnson, which later had several branch territories, including the one in Runningwater, the pioneer settlement which later became the town of Lusk. Mr. Johnson retired from active business about 12 years ago.
In 1882 Mr. Johnson visited Natrona County with Prof. Aughey, territorial geologist, and a result of his observations, made the pioneer oil claim locations in the Salt Creek district. He also visited the Lander field and made locations in the same year. He also made locations 40 years ago in the now famous Teapot dome area.
No man perhaps better realized the importance of Wyoming natural resources than did Mr. Johnson. His pioneer location comprehended the famous Section 36 in the Salt Creek field, which later became the property of the State of Wyoming, and which is aptly described as "the richest square mile of land on earth."
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