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Jim Thorpe

(1887 - 1953)

  • Born in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma
  • Sac and Fox heritage, attended Haskell Indian school in Lawrence
  • Among greatest athletes of 20th century
  • Won two gold medals in track in 1912 Olympics
  • Played baseball with the New York Giants
  • Memorialized in Pro Football Hall of Fame

Find more about Jim Thorpe in Kansapedia.

Photo courtesy Library of Congress