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Jim Thorpe in Carbon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jim Thorpe (Wa-tho-huck)

1888 - 1953

 

—“The Spirit of Thunder and Lightning” —

 
Jim Thorpe (Wa-tho-huck) Memorial Mausoleum image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2018
1. Jim Thorpe (Wa-tho-huck) Memorial Mausoleum
Inscription.

"Sir, you are the greatest athlete in the world"
King Gustav, Stockholm Sweden, 1912 Olympics

[Athletic engravings on mausoleum]
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Jim Thorpe's Indian name, Wa-tho-huck, means
"Path lit up at night by a bolt of lightning."

Constructed by the students
of
Carbon County Area Vocational Technical School
Dedicated the Twenty-third Day of May, 1998


 
Erected 1957 by Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 40° 53.083′ N, 75° 43.531′ W. Marker is in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, in Carbon County. Marker is on North Street (Pennsylvania Route 903) 0.1 miles from 13th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Jim Thorpe Memorial, Jim Thorpe PA 18229, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Francis Thorpe (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named James Francis Thorpe (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named James Francis Thorpe (within
Jim Thorpe (Wa-tho-huck) Memorial Mausoleum image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2018
2. Jim Thorpe (Wa-tho-huck) Memorial Mausoleum
shouting distance of this marker); The Professional Sportsman (within shouting distance of this marker); The 1912 Olympics (within shouting distance of this marker); A Vigorous Youth (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carlisle Years (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jim Thorpe.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jim Thorpe Biography. (Submitted on April 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Battle over athlete Jim Thorpe’s burial site continues (The Washington Post, 2012). (Submitted on April 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. U.S. Supreme Court: Jim Thorpe's body to remain in town (The Morning Call, 2015). (Submitted on April 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Jim Thorpe (Wa-tho-huck) Memorial Mausoleum image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2018
3. Jim Thorpe (Wa-tho-huck) Memorial Mausoleum
“The Spirit of Thunder and Lightning” Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2018
4. “The Spirit of Thunder and Lightning” Marker
“The Spirit of Thunder and Lightning” Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2018
5. “The Spirit of Thunder and Lightning” Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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