The St. Louis Cardinals are given a victory parade in downtown St. Louis Sunday Oct. 30, 2011 after winning the 2011 World Series against the Texas Rangers. The view is looking north on 8th Street from Interstate 40.
Jim Thorpe - The World's Greatest Athlete! James Francis Thorpe was born on May 28, 1887 in a one-room cabin near Prague, Oklahoma. At the tender age of 24, Thorpe sailed with the American Olympic team to Stockholm, Sweden for the 1912 Olympic Games. Remarkably, he trained aboard the ship on the journey across sea. He blew away the competition in both the pentathlon and the decathlon and set records that would stand for decades.