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James Francis Thorpe

All-American

 
 
James Francis Thorpe Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2018
1. James Francis Thorpe Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  

1887 Born May 22 on the Sac and Fox Reservation near Belmont, Oklahoma Territory.

1904 Enters Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, scene of his brilliant career in college football.

1911 First Team All-American Football Team at Carlisle.

1912 First Team All-American Football Team at Carlisle. On November 9, Jim Thorpe and his Carlisle football teammates defeat Army and West Point halfback Dwight Eisenhower.

1915 Jim Thorpe begins playing professional football for the Canton Bulldogs.

1920 Selected as the first president of the National Football League.

1922-23 Organizes, Coaches and plays for the "Oorgang Indians," an All-Indians pro Football team.

1929 Jim Thorpe plays his last professional football game with the Chicago Cardinals on Thanksgiving Day.

1950 Named the "Greatest Football Player of the Half-Century" and the "Greatest Athlete of the Half-Century."

1953 Jim Thorpe died on March 28 at Lomita, California.

1954 The National Football League establishes its most valuable player trophy, naming it in honor of Jim Thorpe. The town of Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania becomes the final resting

James Francis Thorpe All American Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2018
2. James Francis Thorpe All American Monument
Mausoleum to left of monument
place of Jim Thorpe and is renamed in his honor

1963 Jim Thorpe is named a charter member at the founding of the National Professional Football Hall of Fame, Canton, Ohio

2000 ABC's Wide World of Sports, on-line poll names Jim Thorpe, "The Greatest Athlete of the Century"

2001 November 20, National Unveiling of General Mills Inc., Wheaties Cereal with Jim Thorpe's picture on box.

Dedicated: May 19, 2007
 
Erected 2007 by Jim Thorpe Area Sports Hall of Fame Committee and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 40° 53.088′ N, 75° 43.526′ W. Marker is in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, in Carbon County. Marker is on North Street (Pennsylvania Route 903) 0.1 miles north of 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. Jim Thorpe (Wa-tho-huck) (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named James Francis Thorpe (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named James Francis Thorpe (within shouting distance of this marker); The Professional Sportsman

James Francis Thorpe All American Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2018
3. James Francis Thorpe All American Statue
(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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jim Thorpe Biography. (Submitted on April 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Jim Thorpe Pro Football Hall of Fame Biography. (Submitted on April 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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James Francis Thorpe All American Monument Sponsors image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2018
4. James Francis Thorpe All American Monument Sponsors
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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