If I say the name Jim Thorpe, most of you will probably think of the Native American baseball player/football player/Olympian. Some of you, though, will think of the Carbon County, Pennsylvania borough known as “Switzerland of America” and the “Gateway to the Poconos.”
I think of both, and what concerns us here today is how the latter got named after the former. The story starts in another small town in neighboring Ohio.
Jim Thorpe, the... READ ON