Tulsa Area History

Celebrating The Olympics: Jim Thorpe In Six Quotes

Here are some of the Jim Thorpe quotes found in Kate Buford's Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe.

1. "I went to play baseball in North Carolina for a couple of summers and paid for it the rest of my life."

2. "How could anyone get hurt playing football?" 

3. "Thrills were mostly hard work for me." 

For the Olympics: Jim Thorpe in Six Quotes

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Here are some of the Jim Thorpe quotes found in Kate Buford's Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe.

1. "I went to play baseball in North Carolina for a couple of summers and paid for it the rest of my life."

2. "How could anyone get hurt playing football?" 

3. "Thrills were mostly hard work for me." 

Timeline: Debo's Tulsa

The local history subject guide has a new Tulsa timeline based on dates and events from Angie Debo's Tulsa: From Creek Town to Oil Capital. The timeline covers 1540-1942, beginning with de Soto's arrival at the thriving Creek Indian settlement Tallasi (Tulsey or Tulsee -the original spelling of Tulsa-later becomes a shortened pronunciation of Tallasi) an

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