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Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Green Bay Packers

 
 
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Green Bay Historic Preservation Commission
1. Green Bay Packers Marker
Inscription. The Green Bay Packers, an institution and a legend, are unique.

The only publicly-owned club in professional sports, they were founded as a town team in 1919 by E. L. "Curly" Lambeau, who coached them to six world championships. They acquired their first jerseys by persuading a packing company to put up money for equipment and, originally, played their games in an open field, where fans "passed the hat."

Nurtured into a professional football power that has left a lasting imprint on the sport, they became the first team to win three consecutive National Football League titles (1929-30-31), a feat repeated under Vince Lombardi (1965-66-67) and unequaled. Overall, they have won 11 world championships, more than any other club in league history.

Long a "state" team, annually playing games in Milwaukee as well as Green Bay, the Packers have become a national institution, with fans in all 50 states.
 
Erected 1977 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 237.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 44° 30.064′ N, 88° 3.351′ 
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Green Bay Historic Preservation Commission
2. Green Bay Packers Marker
W. Marker was in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Lombardi Avenue (U.S. 41) and Oneida Street (County Highway AAA), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The official list of the Wisconsin Historical Society states that the marker is in front of the Packer Hall of Fame on the southeast corner of Lombardi Avenue and Oneida Street (across Oneida Street from Lambeau Field). However, with the improvements to Lambeau Field in 2003, the Packer Hall of Fame moved into the new atrium at Lambeau. It is not clear what happened to the marker. Marker was in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54304, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Bryan Bartlett Starr (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Love at First Leap (approx. mile away); Vincent T. (Vince) Lombardi (approx. mile away); Robert E. Harlan Plaza (approx. mile away); Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau (approx. mile away); Shantytown (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Port & the Environment (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hazelwood (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Green Bay.
 
More about this marker. According to an August 25, 2003 article in the Green Bay Press Gazette entitled "What to do with Packers marker?," this marker, "located outside
Former location of Green Bay Packers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 30, 2014
3. Former location of Green Bay Packers Marker
the entrance of the old Packer Hall of Fame, was left behind this summer when the hall's contents were moved to new quarters at Lambeau Field." The article goes on to state that then Packers President Bob Harlan "said the team and Hall of Fame representatives would discuss a suitable spot for it," and quoted him as saying "We need to talk about proper positioning."
 
Also see . . .
1. Green Bay Packers. (Submitted on October 25, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
2. Pro Football Hall Of Fame: The Green Bay Packers. (Submitted on September 19, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
Lambeau Field image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 30, 2014
4. Lambeau Field
The latest addition to Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 20 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3, 4. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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