Jim Thorpe

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\ ˈjim-ˈthȯrp How to pronounce Jim Thorpe (audio) \

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borough on the Lehigh River in eastern Pennsylvania formed in 1954 by the merger of the boroughs of Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk to honor American Indian athlete Jim Thorpe population 4781

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“Jim Thorpe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jim%20Thorpe. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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