Jim Thorpe Birth Place #2


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James Francis Thorpe, a Sac and Fox, was born as Wa-tho-huck or "bright path." He dominated the 1912 Olympics, winning both the decathlon and pentathlon events. He played major league baseball and professional football. He was the first president of the National Football League and is a member of Professional Football Hall of Fame. The Associated Press voted him the world's greatest male athlete of the first half of the twentieth century.


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County road south of US-62, west of OK-99, southwest of Prague, northeast of the community of Johnson *

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* Information from Oklahoma Historical Society

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