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Jim Thorpe

(1887-1953)

  • Sac and Fox heritage, attended Haskell Indian School, Lawrence
  • Among the 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

Photo courtesy Library of Congress

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