JIM THORPE, Pa. (AP) -- 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 …
The Pennsylvania town where famed athlete Jim Thorpe was laid to rest six decades ago asked a federal appeals court Monday to throw out a ruling that could clear the way for his remains to be moved to American Indian land in …
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 ...
With the word “denied,” the U.S. Supreme Court brought an end Monday to five years of uncertainty about legendary athlete Jim Thorpe’s final resting place. The justices refused to hear an appeal by Thorpe’s surviving sons in their effort …
Then, in 2014, a federal appeals court overturned that ruling, the Supreme Court declining to take the case means that …
JIM THORPE, Pa. The tiny hamlet of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, could lose its namesake, an American sports hero whose interment put the town on the map. A family squabble has turned into a federal court battle over the remains of the …
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 …
Midway through a three-day Sac Fox ceremony to lay Jim Thorpe’s spirit to rest in his native Oklahoma soil, Thorpe’s third wife arrived with a hearse and law enforcement. She took the body and later gave it to two boroughs in Pennsylvania …
OKLAHOMA CITY — Native Americans 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 Indian athlete …
Jim Thorpe’s body will stay in the borough 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 famed …