Was a beautiful afternoon,
so we took a ride down to Jim Thorpe.
When I lived in Hazleton, I loved to go there and walk around.
Officially, the town is called Mauch Chunk.
It was named by the Lenape Indians, meaning 'bear mountain'.
The town is also famous for the Molly Maguires,
and is deep in coal mining history.
In 1953, when athlete Jim Thorpe died,
his widow was mad that Oklahoma would do nothing to
memorialize him. She offered his remains and name to the town for a sum :-)
It's a long story, but his sons who remain are suing to have his remains shipped back to Oklahoma
onto tribal burial lands.
There is a nice memorial to him..
We went down into town, and walked around, enjoying the area.
We were surprised that the colors aren't as bright as in Saylorsburg.
In a couple of weeks, it will be full of orange leaves!
We stopped in one of our favorite Irish pubs, Maguires,
and had a local brew.
It was a perfect day!