We all heard the stories of Jim Thorpe – the world’s greatest athlete – while we were growing up.
He loved to compete. He enjoyed the battle itself and the drive to win.
Today is his day – he was born on May 28, 1888.
I found a great quote in the Dallas Morning News 1 Jan 1953 – that captured his love of the game. It was given in an interview just two months before he died at age 64. GenealogyBank has more than 230 million records of more than One Billion people – some of them were well known heroes and some were our often less well known ancestors. But their stories are there to be read – recorded in more than 3,400 historical newspapers – from the 1600s to today.