Prague in Lincoln County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Birthplace of Jim Thorpe
James Francis Thorpe, Sac and Fox Indian name of Wa-Tho-Huck, "Bright Path". Born May 22, 1887, south of present-day Prague. Attended Haskell Indian School, Kansas and Carlisle Institute, Pennsylvania where he excelled in football and track.
At 1912 Olympics, Thorpe won both decathlon and pentathlon events. Played Major League Baseball 1913-1919 and professional football 1915-1929. First President of The National Football League and inducted into Professional Football Hall of Fame. Voted world's greatest male athlete in the first half of 20th Century by Associated Press D, 1953.
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 225.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 22, 1887.
Location. 35° 29.221′ N, 96° 41.142′ W. Marker is in Prague, Oklahoma, in Lincoln County. Marker is on North Jim Thorpe Boulevard south of 11th Street, on the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1008 N Jim Thorpe Boulevard, Prague OK 74864, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.