Jim Thorpe's body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma. The …
In a legal battle that has been going on since 2010, Jim Thorpe's children want their father's grave moved from Pennsylvania to his native Oklahoma. Thorpe's widow and third wife, Patricia, was upset the state of Oklahoma …
But an appeals court in Philadelphia said in October that Thorpe’s body should remain in Jim Thorpe, determining that U.S. District Judge Richard Caputo misapplied the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The law …
The fight over Jim Thorpe's body is sufficiently goofy that I decided to resurrect a 2009 column I wrote the last time he was in the news. The latest development, in case you didn't see it, is that a federal judge says Carbon County's Jim
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, has politely but steadfastly refused to return the body. ‘‘We lived up to our end of the bargain,’’ says the mayor, Michael Sofranko. ‘‘That’s about as American as you can get.’’ As the years have passed and the ...
JIM THORPE, Pa. (AP) -- The hand-lettered donation jar on Anne Marie Fitzpatrick's store counter says what many residents of this well-preserved Victorian-era town are thinking and feeling lately: "Keep Jim Thorpe in Jim Thorpe." …
On Friday, his two surviving sons won a ruling that will likely result in his body being moved from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma. Thorpe is currently buried in the town that took his name: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. That was the wish of …
Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated. Please enable Javascript to watch this video JIM THORPE---The body of Jim Thorpe has been entombed at a memorial park in Carbon County for more than 50 …
Jim Thorpe's body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago because a federal appeals court threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma. The …