JIM ... Thorpe birthday bash. "There is a pride, and many, many people that you speak to as you go through the town share that pride." After Oklahoma's governor balked at the cost of a planned monument to the athlete, …
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Surviving sons of Jim Thorpe pursue reburial of his body Jim Thorpe's surviving sons asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow them to pursue reburial of the famed athlete on American Indian land in Oklahoma. …
Jim Thorpe
The sons of famed American Indian athlete Jim Thorpe have long fought to get the remains of their father moved from the Pennsylvania town named for him to tribal lands in Oklahoma. But Jim Thorpe isn't letting its …
Jim Thorpe
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 …
With the word "denied," the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to five years of uncertainty about legendary athlete Jim Thorpe's final resting place. The justices refused to hear an appeal by Thorpe's …
Jim Thorpe
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 …
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Tom McBride and his wife, Betty Lou, bought the 1871 Carbon County Prison in 1995. It’s a small stoic two-story brick fortress standing over the town of Jim Thorpe, PA (formerly known as Mauch Chunk). 27 cells plus …
While the crowds cheer Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin, let’s take a moment to remember perhaps the greatest all around American athlete ever, Jim Thorpe ... sir, are the most wonderful athlete in the
Jim Thorpe
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