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Native American dancers add backbeat to Jim Thorpe birthday tribute

Jim Thorpe’s grandson, Michael Koehler, who backs the Carbon County town’s fight against his relatives to keep the legendary athlete interred there, was on hand Saturday for the 15th annual Jim Thorpe birthday celebration. Koehler told those gathered at the site of his grandfather’s… Continue Reading “Native American dancers add backbeat to Jim Thorpe birthday tribute”

Jim Thorpe’s Birthday Celebration is no surprise

Tomorrow should be a beautiful day in Jim Thorpe and not just because the sun is expected to shine after a week of rain. The spirit of the enchanting town that greets visitors as they wind around the Lehigh Gorge will also shine tomorrow… Continue Reading “Jim Thorpe’s Birthday Celebration is no surprise”

The spirit of Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe is an ordinary American town. It has never tried to be anything else. People come here to see Main Street America, a place connected to the past, because in Jim Thorpe it’s still alive. Deep within this tiny valley some quality we… Continue Reading “The spirit of Jim Thorpe”

With all due respect

Early Sunday evening I decided to drive over to the East side and make a visit to Jim Thorpe’s memorial and monument to get a sense of the place without many people around and for a short respite from drenching humidity  in an air-conditioned… Continue Reading “With all due respect”

Hello world!

Welcome friends and folks interested in Jim Thorpe, the man, the legend, and the beautiful town in Pennsylvania — the gateway to the Pocono Mountains, the Switzerland of America. There is always a lot to talk about in Jim Thorpe — the arts, history,… Continue Reading “Hello world!”