Images of America: Jim Thorpe (Mauch Chunk)

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Images of America: Jim Thorpe (Mauch Chunk), written by John H. Drury and Joan Gilbert, B801 $21.99

The area of Mauch Chunk, now known as Jim Thorpe, was established on the Lehigh River as a shipping depot for anthracite coal where it slowly grew into a successful coal mining town through the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. Learn more about how Jim Thorpe became an industrious coal mining town and the influence they had on society.