Records for many of the so-called Poverty Row western serials Thorpe appeared in are lost.
There were no official collegiate records in 1912, only newspaper accounts and they are missing for two games Thorpe played in.
Pre-doping, pre-systematic training, pre-everything—Thorpe is still right up there in the Olympic Pantheon.
Old English ðorp "village, hamlet, farm, estate," reinforced by Old Norse ðorp, both from Proto-Germanic *thurpa- (cf. Old Frisian thorp, Frisian terp, Middle Dutch, Dutch dorp, German dorf "village," Gothic þaurp "estate, land, field"), probably from PIE root *treb- "dwelling." Preserved in place names ending in -thorp, -thrup.