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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jim Thorpe

 
 
Jim Thorpe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
1. Jim Thorpe Marker
Inscription.  
In recognition of
the athletic achievements of
Jim Thorpe
Student of the Carlisle Indian School
Olympic Champion at Stockholm in 1912 and in 1950 voted the Greatest Athlete and Football Player of the First Half of the 20th Century
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 40° 12.079′ N, 77° 11.384′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on High Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the Public Square southwest quadrant, just west of the Cumberland County Civil War Memorial. 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. Liberty Tree (here, next to this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Cumberland County Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Carlisle First World War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Medal of Honor Recipients (within
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shouting distance of this marker); China Burma India Veteran's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlisle Public Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelling of Carlisle (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jim Thorpe. (Submitted on May 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Jim Thorpe at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on November 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Jim Thorpe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, October 30, 2021
2. Jim Thorpe Marker
Jim Thorpe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
3. Jim Thorpe Marker
Old county courthouse in background.
Jim Thorpe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2009
4. Jim Thorpe Marker
Jim Thorpe, The Olympic Hero image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Underwood & Underwood, March 27, 1913
5. Jim Thorpe, The Olympic Hero
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,714 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on December 19, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on May 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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