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 …
The court battle over whether or not Jim Thorpe's remains stays in the Carbon County town named after him apparently isn't over. In October, an appeals court had overturned a ruling by a federal judge and said that Thorpe's body can stay …
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) JIM THORPE, Pa. (AP) — The surviving …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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'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 …