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Anadarko in Caddo County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Jim Thorp

( Wa-Tho-Buck)

 
 
Jim Thorp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 1996
1. Jim Thorp Marker
Sculptor: Leonard McMurry
Inscription.
1888 - 1953
Sac and Fox & part Potawatomi.
World's Greatest Athlete, Winner of
the Olympic Games at Stockholm
Sweden, 1912.

 
Erected by The National Hall Of Fame For Famous American Indians.
 
Location. 35° 4.344′ N, 98° 13.658′ W. Marker is in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in Caddo County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Central Boulevard and Wells Drive, on the right when traveling west on E. Central Boulevard. Touch for map. At The National Hall Of Fame For Famous American Indians. Marker is at or near this postal address: 851 East Central Boulevard, Anadarko OK 73005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pontiac (here, next to this marker); Tecumseh (here, next to this marker); Chief Joseph (here, next to this marker); Stand Watie (here, next to this marker); Sequoyah (within shouting distance of this marker); Pocahontas (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Regarding Jim Thorp. (Wa-Tho-Buck translates to " Bright Path")
Note difference in spelling of last name - Thorp and Thorpe.
 
Also see . . .  Official Site of Jim Thorpe
Thorpe at the 1912 Summer Olympics. image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
2. Thorpe at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
. He blew away the competition in both the pentathlon and the decathlon and set records that would stand for decades. King Gustav V presented Thorpe with his gold medals for both accomplishments. As stated in Bob Berontas' "Jim Thorpe, Sac and Fox Athlete": "Before Thorpe could walk away, the king grabbed his hand and uttered the sentence that was to follow for the rest of his life.íSir,' he declared, 'you are the greatest athlete in the world,' Thorpe, never a man to stand on ceremony, answered simple and honestly, 'Thanks King.'" (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable PersonsSports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,421 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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