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

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Packers Heritage Trail

 
 
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By Robert L Weber, June 8, 2012
1. Green Bay Press-Gazette Marker
Inscription. The Packers might have been born in the old Press-Gazette building five years before this one was completed, but the close ties between the team and the newspaper carried on here. Had it not been for the Press-Gazette, and particularly Andrew Turnbull and George Whitney Calhoun, the Packers probably wouldn't have survived.

Turnbull's business sense and generosity helped keep the team financially afloat. Calhoun's tireless work kept it relevant. And the two regularly conducted team business — some official, some not — in this building. In fact, the Press Gazette essentially served as either the Green Bay Football's Corporation's business or ticket office from the time it opened in 1924 through the decade.

The crusty, cigar-chomping Calhoun spent 40 years at the paper, mostly as a telegraph and sports editor. At the same time , he served the Packers as publicist, secretary, statistician and board member. But his most memorable task was passing the hat at home games in 1919 to cover expenses. He died in 1963.

Turnbull, one of the Press-Gazette's original owners, served as the first president of the Packers from 1923 to1927 and remained an influential member of the executive committee until 1949. He was active with the paper until shortly before his death in 1960.

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Green Bay Press-Gazette Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 8, 2012
2. Green Bay Press-Gazette Building and Marker
Bay Press-Gazette
 
Erected 2012 by Packers Heritage Trail Foundation.
 
Location. 44° 30.785′ N, 88° 0.736′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of East Walnut Street (Wisconsin Route 29) and North Madison Street, on the right when traveling west on East Walnut Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 435 East Walnut Street, Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbus Community Club (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Spirit of the Northwest (about 400 feet away); Brown County Civil War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Brown County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Curly Lambeau's Office Northern Building (about 600 feet away); Birthplace Of The Packers (about 600 feet away); St. Willebrord Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel Northland (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Green Bay.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.)
Green Bay Press-Gazette Building image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 8, 2012
3. Green Bay Press-Gazette Building

2. Official Website of the Green Bay Press Gazette. (Submitted on September 25, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
Green Bay Press-Gazette Building image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 8, 2012
4. Green Bay Press-Gazette Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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