The late Bill Huber was not one of the residents who voted for the towns of Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk to merge and change their names to Jim Thorpe at an election held May 18, 1954.
"He loved Mauch Chunk," said his widow, Dorothy Huber.
His daughter, Nancy Albeck, remarked, "He didn't want (the name) changed. He was so sad when they changed the school to Jim Thorpe."
Huber, who died on June 6, 2011 at age 82, acquired a vast collection of Mauch Chunk memorabilia. He had also collected railroad items and historical items from surrounding communities.