The historical town of Jim Thorpe (formerly known as Mauch Chunk, which means “Mountain of the Sleeping Bear,” the name the Lenni Lenape Indians gave to the nearby mountain) is a blend of Victorian architecture and unique businesses, a graceful blend of yesterday and today. The scenery is breathtaking. The mountains present a new face every season, continually surrounding this Victorian town in a mantle of beauty. Recognized as one of America’s top places to live and play, Jim Thorpe is an inspiring place to visit. Why is the town named JT. Mention there are good places to shop, eat, see a show. Easy access the Lehigh River and trails. Hiking, biking and ww paddling.