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Jim Thorpe, Lehigh River Sojourn

40 51' 53 N
75 44' 06 W

Jim Thorpe was the center of the American industrial revolution. Many wealthy businessmen owned large Victorian homes in town. When the coal industry diminished as Americans began to use electricity, many people left the town to find work in other places.

Today, the entire town is registered as a historic landmark. Many of the old homes, the jail, churches, and the railroad station have been restored as historic sites. There are wonderful places to camp, hike, bike, and white water raft.

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