Jim Thorpe Track Referee, 1937

The headline reads: Honorary Greenway Referee

The caption reads: The stocky man ictured yeing the stop-watch once was referred to by a king as "the greatest athlete the world has ever known". Previously, one of America's outstanding gridiron coaches called him "the greatest football player that ever lived". He is Jim Thorpe, famd Carlisle Indian school athlete, shown with his 10-year-old son, Phillip, as the grand old veteran of track, football and baseball acted as honorary referee at yesterday's Greenway Field Day events in the high school stadium. Later he presented medals to the winning athletes and teams and spoke to the spectators on "Sportsmanship". Thorpe came here from Hollywood to assist at the annual track and field event. - (Republic Staff Photo)

This photo of Jim Thorpe appears in the Arizona Republic published on April 25, 1937.

Time Period
RG 75, CCF Entry 121, #71916-1912-Carlisle-47