James Francis Thorpe

James Francis Thorpe (HM270I)

Location: Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 Carbon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 53.088', W 75° 43.526'

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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 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

· 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
HM NumberHM270I
Year Placed2007
Placed ByJim Thorpe Area Sports Hall of Fame Committee and Concerned Citizens and Organizations
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Date Added Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 438883 N 4526222
Decimal Degrees40.88480000, -75.72543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 53.088', W 75° 43.526'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 53' 5.2800000000001" N, 75° 43' 31.56" W
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Area Code(s)570
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Joe Boyle Cir, Jim Thorpe PA 18229, US
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