Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Wa-Tho-Huk, known to most as Jim Thorpe, is arguably the greatest athlete of the twentieth century. He was born near Prague, Oklahoma, on May 28, 1887. He excelled as an athlete and participated in the Indian School’s football, lacrosse and track teams. In 1912, he travelled with Tewanima and his coach, Glenn “Pop” Warner, to the Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, where he won both the pentathalon and the decathlon. It was at these games that King Gustav V of Sweden gave Thorpe his title:
Donated by US Army War College Alumni Class of 2010
Eagle Scout Project by Timothy Loney, Troop 173
Research assistance from Jessica Sheets and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
Images from USAMHI, Carlisle Indian Industrial School Photographic Collection
Erected by US Army War College Alumni Class of 2010.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Sports.
Location. 40° 12.577′ N, 77° 10.668′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Lovell Avenue, on the right when traveling north. The marker is on the grounds of Carlisle Barracks. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Revolutionary War Forge (within shouting distance of this marker); Upton Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Commemorate the First Home of the "Mobile Arm" Dragoon Circle (about 400 feet away); Army Medical Department Memorial (about 400 feet away); Wheelock Bandstand (about 500 feet away); Richard Henry Pratt (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
Also see . . . Jim Thorpe. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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