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Leisureama Homes; Jim Thorpe Tickets; 1667 Land Grant
Questions concern the legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, a 1667 Manhattan land grant and the "Leisureama" homes developed in the 1950s by the designer of the model kitchen in which Nixon and Khrushchev conducted their impromptu "kitchen debate" in 1959. Of Thorpe, the question is: Did he play basketball? The land grant was given to a black woman by the first British governor of New York. And the grandson of the Leisurama homes' designer is looking for examples of the houses in Florida.
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