Built to honor those who served in the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War and Civil War. It uses a common design motif of the 19th century: a statue of a soldier mounted on a very high base. In this example, it is a 6-foot 3-inch white bronze soldier of the Civil War on a concrete base.
Date of Installation:
September 28, 1886
Organization Responsible for Installation:
Citizens of Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Memorial War Era(s):
Susquehanna Street near Packer Hill Road, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 In 1954, the towns of Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk merged and instead of using a previous name, took the name of the great Native American Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe, who is buried in this town. 40 Degrees 51.832 North 75 Degrees 44’ 27” West
Published on July 29, 2022