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Jim Thorpe - The World's Greatest Athlete! James Francis Thorpe was born on May 28, 1887 in a one-room cabin near Prague, Oklahoma. At the tender age of 24, Thorpe sailed with the American Olympic team to Stockholm, Sweden for the 1912 Olympic Games. Remarkably, he trained aboard the ship on the journey across sea. He blew away the competition in both the pentathlon and the decathlon and set records that would stand for decades.

Bob Beamon October 18, 1968 World long jump was beat by Bob Beamon, record at 29 ft., 2½ in. in at the Mexico City Summer Olympics. His long jump bettered the world record by over 21”.

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Roller Coaster Highway, Tulsa, Oklahoma. (The technical name of this road is “County Road NS 366.” It’s one mile west of “Old Highway 56, and about 1.5 miles west of State Highway 56, just north of Wewoka, Oklahoma.)

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The fight over Jim Thorpe’s soul

Jim Thorpe, named the best athlete of the 20th century, attended school at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School at the Carlisle Barracks. Although Indian assimilation programs are a sad chapter in American history, Carlisle has always been honored to have been where Thorpe's multi-sport talent was uncovered.

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Love Is In The Air: 35 Photos That Celebrate Love in All Its Forms

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