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Visiting The Oklahoma Home Of This Olympian Legend Will Take You Back In Time

With the 2016 Summer Olympics underway, we found an Olympics-themed attraction to visit in Oklahoma – The Jim Thorpe Home and Museum in Yale. Jim Thorpe was born in 1888 near Prague (Indian Territory) and grew up in the Sac and Fox Indian Nation. He became known as the “world’s greatest athlete” and went on to compete and win 2 gold medals in the 1912 Summer Olympics. Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold medal for his home country. The Jim Thorpe Home is a free museum open to the public for tours, and is full of artifacts of the Thorpe family.

Address and Contact Info for The Jim Thorpe House:

706 E Boston
Yale, OK 74085

Phone: 918-387-2815

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Ashley
Ashley has lived in Oklahoma for 25 years and is the Oklahoma staff writer for onlyinyourstate.com