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By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
Jim Thorpe Marker
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1Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Jim Thorpe
. . . Map (db m16091) HM
2Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), North Middleton Township — The Carlisle Indian Industrial School
This school was the model for a nationwide system of boarding schools intended to assimilate American Indians into mainstream culture. Over 10,000 indigenous children attended the school between 1879 and 1918. Despite idealistic beginnings, the . . . Map (db m30289) HM
3Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), North Middleton Township — Indian Cemetery
Buried here are the Indians who died while attending the Carlisle Indian School (1879-1918). The original Indian cemetery was located to the rear of the grandstand on Indian Field. In 1931 the graves were transferred to this site.Map (db m30290) HM
 
 
  
  
 
 
Dec. 2, 2021