Jim Thorpe Park – Yale OK

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“Jim Thorpe Park is located off Highway 51 on the east side of Yale. It was primarily a landscaping project. Drives bisect the park in both directions. Today, it is an active area, however, most of the recreational venues post-date the WPA.

Evidence of the WPA work can be seen on the west side of the park. Just north of the swimming pool is a picnic area. The tables and benches are made of concrete and small rocks, with concrete tops. To the northwest of this is an area which contains three small picnic tables and two rock fire pits, similarly built. Some low retaining walls and stone steps are also evident.

This WPA work was done in 1935 with an appropriation of $42,000.”

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Jim Thorpe Park
Yale , OK

Coordinates: 36.117446, -96.686046

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