Jim Thorpe’s body is at the center of a burial dispute between a town named after him in Pennsylvania and his three surviving sons. The Native American baseball legend’s sons want his remains to be moved to tribal lands in Oklahoma …
Jim Thorpe's body, currently in Jim Thorpe, Pa., is closer to being moved to tribal lands in Oklahoma, where the famous American Indian athlete was born, after a long legal battle Thorpe's surviving sons have been fighting. Jim Thorpe's …
JIM THORPE — 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.” The surviving sons …
JIM THORPE, Pa. – 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." The surviving …
More than half a century after the death of sports star Jim Thorpe, his surviving children and a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania are locked in a battle over the Native American athlete's remains. The two-time Olympic gold medalist, …
Bill Thorpe will never forget what happened during his fathers' funeral service. "Dad's third wife came in with the police and a hearse and took his body away in the middle of the ceremony," said Jim Thorpe's son Bill Thorpe. The body of the …
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 …
JIM THORPE, Pa. — The hand-lettered donation jar on Anne ... After Oklahoma’s governor balked at the cost of a planned monument to the athlete, third wife Patricia had Thorpe’s body removed in the midst of his funeral service and sent it …
JIM THORPE, Pa. — The hand-lettered donation jar on Anne Marie Fitzpatrick's store counter says what many …
Jim Thorpe, Pa., has politely but steadfastly refused to return the body. “We lived up to our end of the bargain,” says Michael Sofranko, the mayor. “That’s about as American as you can get.” As the years have passed and the shadows …