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Birthplace of Jim Thorpe
Location: at 1008 North Broadway, in front of the Prague Historical Museum on SH-99-US-377 just north of the US-62 Junction in Prague
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.
Location: on Tenth Street in Chandler (DAR)
The site of the first water supply for Chandler was used originally by Plains Indians as a water stop campground. A metal teepee covers the spring.
Jim Thorpe Birthplace No. 1
Location: at 706 East Boston in Yale
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.
Sac and Fox Agency
Location: at junction of OK-66 and OK-99 in Stroud
For nearly four decades, the agency was an important center of influence among the tribes in central Indian Territory. Established in 1870, the site was home to Indian agency offices and a boarding school for the Potawatomi, Shawnee, Kickapoo, Sac and Fox, and Iowa tribes.
Sac and Fox Agency School
Location: in the vicinity of the old Sac and Fox Agency site on SH 99, about four and one-half miles south of Stroud
Sac and Fox Indians came from Kansas to new lands here in 1870. The Agency was built soon; a brick building for the Boarding School was erected and opened in 1872. The old home of Chief Moses Keokuk stands 2 miles west of here. Sac and Fox country was opened to white settlement on September 22, 1891.
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