Woman who guided Jim Thorpe rebirth dies

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Agnes T. McCartney at a dinner held in Jim Thorpe in Feb. 2000. Agnes T. McCartney, who guided Jim Thorpe through its metamorphosis from a weary coal town to one of the state's leading tourist attractions, has ... Full Story
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Palmerton, PA

#1 Aug 27, 2008
Jim Thorpe's mom died?

United States

#2 Aug 27, 2008
No...the mother of the town Jim Thorpe. The driving force in helping the town of Jim Thorpe become what it is today!! So sad but yet she lived a full life dedicated to making Jim Thorpe THE place to visit in Northeast PA. R.I.P.

Oley, PA

#3 Aug 27, 2008
Don't forget George Hart, who also passed away this year. His trains were a focal point that brought the people to the town and they stayed to look around.
Joey D

Bangor, PA

#4 Aug 28, 2008
a nice article to this great lady but where are the facts/details HOW she changed/ J. Thorpe? It would have been good reporting to do so. I clicked this article to read how J. Thorpe become so wonderful and found nothing :(

Sparta, NJ

#5 Aug 28, 2008
it's very sad to loose such a carbon county icon. We should celebrate her life with a Agnes day once a year!

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