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Poconos Neighborhood Spotlight: Jim Thorpe

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 12, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The community of Jim Thorpe is one of the most visited small towns in the whole Poconos region. National media consistently ranks it on their “best-to-visit” lists as among the most beautiful, romantic, and fun adventure towns in the country. What they may not realize is that it’s also a great place to live. Here’s a look at some of what makes Jim Thorpe so appealing.

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Topics: Poconos Lifestyle, Where to Live in the Poconos, exploring Jim Thorpe

Poconos Destinations: Jim Thorpe is Much More Than Quaint Shops and Interesting Architecture

Posted by John Holahan on Oct 2, 2017 2:00:00 PM

People around the Poconos know that the town of Jim Thorpe is a great place to wander the streets enjoying great food, quaint shops, and fascinating architecture. But there’s so much more to see in this beautiful Poconos borough. The town was originally established as Mauch Chunk in 1818 but was renamed after the Native American Olympic medalist Jim Thorpe in 1953. Click here to read a bit more about the fascinating history of this beautiful Poconos town.

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Topics: Poconos Lifestyle, things to do in Poconos, exploring Jim Thorpe, Poconos Homes

A Brief History of Jim Thorpe

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 18, 2017 10:42:00 AM

There are many great things to see and do in the Poconos area. One destination that tops many lists is the town of Jim Thorpe. But many people are unaware that the town they currently know as Jim Thorpe (“The Swiss Alps of America”) began its existence in 1815 as the village of Coalville—so named because of its close proximity to a major anthracite coal seam that brought miners to the area. In 1918 it was established at Mauch Chunk—"Mountain of the Sleeping Bear," the Lenni Lenape Indian name for the nearby mountain.

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Topics: Poconos Lifestyle, exploring Jim Thorpe

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