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Jim Thorpe visits his daughter, Grace, at the Haskell Institute, the American Indian School, in Lawrence, Kansas, in February 1931. Thorpe was married three times. He died in 1953. (Associated Press)

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Jim Thorpe visits his daughter, Grace, at the Haskell Institute, the American Indian School, in Lawrence, Kansas, in February 1931. Thorpe was married three times. He died in 1953. (Associated Press)

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Jim Thorpe won Olympic gold, only to have his medal taken away in a controversy over his amateur status. He was a standout athlete in many sports and helped found what became the National Football League. He led a sometimes troubled life and at the time of this 1931 photo he was working as a laborer at the site of the new Los Angeles County Hospital. (Associated Press)

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Jim Thorpe won Olympic gold, only to have his medal taken away in a controversy over his amateur status. He was a standout athlete in many sports and helped found what became the National Football League. He led a sometimes troubled life and at the time of this 1931 photo he was working as a laborer at the site of the new Los Angeles County Hospital. (Associated Press)