Jim Thorpe in Carbon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Died in Germany, Oct. 30th, 1902 at the age of 70
He achieved recognition as an Educator, having instituted many reforms to the school systems in the South. He established his own Seminary in Baton Rouge, LA.
He returned to Mauch Chunk after the Civil War. He was noted for his many philanthropic deeds including contributing to the victims of the Johnstown Flood, and establishing college scholarships for deserving needy students.
The monument stands 100 feet tall and weighs 80 tons. It was made by P.J.A. Binder of East Mauch Chunk. The model for the student was Harry Pobst, Organist and Choirmaster of St. Marks Episcopal Church.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education.
Location. 40° 51.976′ N, 75° 44.531′ W. Marker is in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, in Carbon County. Marker is at the intersection of South Avenue and Spruce Avenue, on the right when traveling east on South Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jim Thorpe PA 18229, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within The Dimmick House (approx. 0.2 miles away); This House (1844 A.D.) (approx. 0.2 miles away); National War Savings Campaign of 1918 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Self Made Man (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carbon County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Molly Maguire Executions (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joe Boyle Plaza (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jim Thorpe.
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