Residents of Jim Thorpe mull options from lawsuit

JIM THORPE, Pa. (AP) — Residents of Jim Thorpe are weighing their options in the aftermath of a judge’s ruling that could pave the way for the remains of the town’s namesake to return to Oklahoma.

Last month, a federal judge sided with Thorpe’s sons in a lawsuit over whether they could transport the legendary Native American athlete’s remains back to his home state.

Jim Thorpe officials met with residents Wednesday night to explain the ruling means and discuss options, which would be to comply with the decision or file an appeal.

WNEP-TV ( reports many residents said the borough shouldn’t spend any more money on the issue. They say Thorpe’s family should cover the costs if the body is removed.

The borough solicitor has asked the local council to decide by May 10.


Information from: WNEP-TV,

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