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 …
The court battle lasted five years, ending Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal. But the larger effort to have Jim Thorpe’s body brought back to Oklahoma started almost as soon as it was taken away in 1953, and …
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 …
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 …
An appeals court refused to reconsider its ruling that Jim Thorpe's body should stay in Carbon County. A federal appeals court has reaffirmed its decision that the body of famed native American athlete Jim Thorpe should remain in the …
Consequently, she ordered his body to be taken during the Sac and Fox burial ceremony, and eventually he was buried in Mauch Chunk, PA (which was later renamed Jim Thorpe, PA). Naturally, this has led to an emotional dichotomy. …
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 Marie Fitzpatrick's store counter says what many …
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 of the famous …
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. Thorpe was laid …