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Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe (2022) book review by Justin Lenhart

October 3, 7 p.m.

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On Tuesday, October 3, at 7 p.m., the Museum of the Western Prairie will welcome Justin Lenhart, curator at the Jim Thorpe Museum and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, who will review the book Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe.

The biography, released in 2022, written by author David Maraniss, explores the colossal athletic skills of Oklahoma’s Jim Thorpe (Sac and Fox), who won gold medals in the decathlon and the pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. In this biography, the narrative of Thorpe’s successes follows the personal struggles he faced in his life. In the United States, Thorpe is considered the greatest athlete of the 20th century.

The event is free and open to the public. The Museum of the Western Prairie is located at 1100 Memorial Dr. in Altus. For more information, please call 580-482-1044.

Painting of Jim Thorpe by Charles Banks Wilson



October 3
7 p.m.
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Museum of the Western Prairie
1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521