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    Early 1920's Oorang Indians Ephemera Lot of 6 - With Jim Thorpe Content! Led by all-world sports legend Jim Thorpe, the Oorang Indians of the National Football League were put together by Walter Lingo to market his Oorang dog kennels in 1922. With a population of well under 1,000 people, the town of LaRue, Ohio remains the smallest city in NFL history.

    Presented here is a lot of six pieces of ephemera relating to the Oorang Indians, and the team's eventual demise. Included are the following pieces: 3x5" 1922 mail receipt with secretarial signature from NFL co-founder Carl Storck; 1923 8.5x11" Oorang Kennels letterhead with typed text on back referring to a 1923 game contract between Oorang and Dayton; 1924 8.5x11" NFL letterhead in reference to a league meeting; 1924 8.5x11" Oorang Indians letterhead notified the league know that the team will not be participating in 1924 and they are willing to lend players such as Jim Thorpe, Joseph Little Twig and others to any team; 1924 Oorang Indians 8.5x11" letterhead typed text to NFL president Joe Carr; 1924 typed 8x5x11" letter from Oorang Kennels to Carl Storck. Overall condition ranges between poor and EX (very fragile condition).


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    May, 2020
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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