The Oklahoma Historical Society, with its affiliate, the Jim Thorpe Memorial Foundation, preserves and displays the former home of the 1912 Olympian containing exhibited artifacts from Jim Thorpe and his family. The year 2012 will mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of one of Oklahoma's favorite sons, Jim Thorpe. He was proclaimed "THE WORLD'S GREATEST ATHLETE" by the King of Sweden during the 1912 Olympic Games. Jim Thorpe bears a unique place in history and his legacy lives on.
Jim Thorpe lived many places but he made Yale his home. In 1917 Thorpe bought a small home in Yale, Oklahoma and lived there with his wife, Iva Miller, until 1923. The house, purchased by the Oklahoma Historical society in 1968, is maintained as a memorial to the great athlete.
Come and walk in his foot steps.
706 EAST BOSTON YALE,OKLAHOMA
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