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Yale in Payne County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

World Famous Athlete Jim Thorpe

 
 
World Famous Athlete Jim Thorpe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 30, 2021
1. World Famous Athlete Jim Thorpe Marker
Inscription.  At the Olympic games in Stockholm, 1912, American Indian Thorpe was the winner in both the Pentathlon and Decathlon contests. The King of Sweden declared him, "The greatest athlete in the World." Thorpe made his home near here in Yale, 1917.
 
Erected 1968 by Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 36° 6.99′ N, 96° 41.18′ W. Marker is in Yale, Oklahoma, in Payne County. Marker is on East Chicago Avenue (State Highway 51) 0.1 miles east of N H Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located at the middle entrance to the Jim Thorpe Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 East Chicago Avenue, Yale OK 74085, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harold V. "Tex" Brown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Camp of Washington Irving (about 400 feet away); Rice/Kerby Cabin (approx. ¼ mile away);
World Famous Athlete Jim Thorpe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 30, 2021
2. World Famous Athlete Jim Thorpe Marker
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Turkey Track Ranch (approx. 9.2 miles away); U.S. Marshals Monument (approx. 10.8 miles away); The Battle of Ingalls (approx. 10.8 miles away); Outlaw Battle (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Jim Thorpe.
James Francis Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated as "Bright Path"; May 22 or 28, 1887 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe was the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States in the Olympics. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won two Olympic gold medals in the 1912 Summer Olympics (one in classic pentathlon and the other in decathlon). He also played American football (collegiate and professional), professional baseball, and basketball. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on November 1, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the marker in front of the Jim Thorpe Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 30, 2021
3. The view of the marker in front of the Jim Thorpe Park
Jim Thorpe image. Click for full size.
Public Domain, circa 1912
4. Jim Thorpe
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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Jun. 25, 2022