“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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Thorpe at the 1912 Summer Olympics. image, Touch for more information
Thorpe at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — E-59 — Jim Thorpe — 1886 - 1953
Indian athlete, star of the 1912 Olympics, made his professional baseball debut with Rocky Mount Railroaders, 1909. Ball park was 300 yds. W. — Map (db m45801) HM
Ohio (Marion County), LaRue — 7-51 — Home of the Oorang Indians — NFL's Most Colorful Franchise
The Oorang Indian football team was founded by LaRue native Walter Lingo (1890-1966), owner of the Oorang Airedale Dog Kennels. The team, comprised of Native American Indians, played in the National Football League (NFL) in 1922-23. The star . . . — Map (db m27018) HM
Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Jim Thorp — ( Wa-Tho-Buck)
1888 - 1953 Sac and Fox & part Potawatomi. World's Greatest Athlete, Winner of the Olympic Games at Stockholm Sweden, 1912. — Map (db m11496) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Stroud — Sac & Fox Agency — 4 mi. South
Established 1869 on reservation of Sac and Fox Indians who were moved here from Kansas. Reservation land allotted tribal members and surplus opened to White settlement in 1891. Noted members of the tribe include Chief Moses Keokuk, Dr. William . . . — Map (db m41860) HM
Pennsylvania (Carbon County), Jim Thorpe — James Francis Thorpe — All-American

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 . . . — Map (db m116566) HM

Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Jim Thorpe
. . . — Map (db m16091) HM

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