Moving him out of Jim Thorpe, a town that loves and honors and respects him and throws a birthday party for him every year, is just wrong, plain wrong
Grandpa made contact with him and told him that he was at peace and wanted no more upset connected to himMore quotes »
Ohio county expects interest from baseball movie
that should heighten interest for people coming to see the murals."Among others featured on the murals are star athlete Jim Thorpe , who played for and coached a Portsmouth football team, and singing cowboy movie star Roy Rogers , who was raised near Portsmouth, Read more »
Around the web
Is town of Jim Thorpe really a museum?
news for the taxpayers of Jim Thorpe! If the aquariums, gun "library" and stuffed animal display areas of a mass merchandiser such as Cabela's qualify as a museum space and are therefore exempt when calculating the taxable size of retail square footage, then 4:24 PM from The Morning Call Read more »
What's in a name? A lot.
song about Jim Thorpe. Finally, the crowd sang "Happy Birthday" and presented a birthday cake to an 8-by-12-inch portrait of Jim Thorpe in his football uniform. Drew Benyo, Jim Thorpe High School's cross country coach, was born in the borough in 1947, when from The Morning Call Read more »
Law in Jim Thorpe dispute aims to prevent Native American plunder
John Thorpe said. That was nearly three years ago — shortly after Jim Thorpe's son filed a lawsuit against the borough of Jim Thorpe seeking the return of his father's remains to tribal lands in his native Oklahoma. Since then, the case has forced Jim Thorpe from The Morning Call Read more »
Grandson aims to block Jim Thorpe's reburial
officials of the borough of Jim Thorpe are looking for some support in their fight to protect the final resting place of the man who gave their town its name, they might find it on an island in a beautiful lake in northern Wisconsin. "We think that ground from The Morning Call Read more »
Play tells story of Charles Follis, the nation's first black professional football player
Today, the Wooster High School football field is named in his honor. His story, which predates the NFL and even the great Jim Thorpe, was ignored for more than six decades before Follis was identified as a racial pioneer. However, his exploits, obscured by from Port Clinton News Herald Read more »