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 …
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court Monday rejected an appeal from Indian tribes and Jim Thorpe’s sons to move the remains of the athletic great from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma. Thorpe, who died in 1953, was a football and track star …
Although I will not be shocked if the Court takes the petition seeking to remove Jim Thorpe’s remains from Pennsylvania to ... supported the borough because she felt the body was at rest after she, in conjunction with local chiefs, performed …
Around the Abingtons, it’s almost impossible to miss signs of well wishes and pride aimed almost 6,800 miles west. “Good Luck Adam Rippon,” a digital one flashes in red in front of Ramada Clarks Summit on Northern Boulevard. (read more) …
Jim Thorpe was the famous Native American Indian athlete from the Carlisle Indian Industrial School who won gold medals in the 1912 Olympics in the pentathlon and decathlon. His wife, Patricia, after his death in 1953, sold his body and …
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Native American in Oklahoma started a campaign on Wednesday for the return of the body of sports legend Jim Thorpe, whose remains are buried in a Pennsylvania hamlet named for the famed American …
But an appeals court in Philadelphia said in October that Thorpe’s body should remain in Jim Thorpe, determining that the act was misapplied by the judge. It’s far from certain the Supreme Court will hear the case. The justices receive …
LEHIGHTON, Pa. - Police have identified the body of a man that was pulled from the Lehigh River on Sunday. The man has been identified as Avery Ziegenfus, 22, of Jim Thorpe. Ziegenfus was found about three-quarters of a mile from the …
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William Thorpe recently joined a lawsuit aimed at bringing Jim Thorpe’s body back to Oklahoma, keeping alive a decades-old debate. Along with many members of his family, William Thorpe believes that his father should be buried …
His sons say, Jim Thorpe's body was buried in Pennsylvania only after his third wife interrupted his burial service in Oklahoma in 1953 and sold his remains to a Carbon County coal town, then named Mauch Chunk, that paid her $500, …