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August 21, 2005 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
He's identified with the wilderness, the West and the mountains of Montana and Wyoming -- but for more than 70 years his body lay in Los Angeles, the city of concrete and automobiles. The mountain man carved his niche in the American frontier as a legendary Indian fighter, inspiring books and becoming immortalized as "Jeremiah Johnson" in the 1972 film starring Robert Redford. He was born as John Garrison and changed his name to John Johnston, with a T, after an altercation in the Navy.
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August 21, 2005 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
He's identified with the wilderness, the West and the mountains of Montana and Wyoming -- but for more than 70 years his body lay in Los Angeles, the city of concrete and automobiles. The mountain man carved his niche in the American frontier as a legendary Indian fighter, inspiring books and becoming immortalized as "Jeremiah Johnson" in the 1972 film starring Robert Redford. He was born as John Garrison and changed his name to John Johnston, with a T, after an altercation in the Navy.
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August 18, 1989 | RALPH NICHOLS, Times Staff Writer
Skip Stokes, decked out in buckskin britches and a floppy hat, dresses like Daniel Boone and shoots like Annie Oakley. Next to Stokes is a burly, bearded man wearing a coonskin cap and a string of grizzly bear claws around his neck. Both men look like they either just stepped out of a "Jeremiah Johnson" movie or got lost on their way to a Davy Crockett look-alike contest.
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