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By Devon Polzar, June 1, 2013
First Episcopal Mission in Wisconsin Marker
Wisconsin (Brown County), Allouez — First Episcopal Mission in Wisconsin
Near this site stood the first Episcopal Mission in Wisconsin Founded in 1827 by the Reverend Richard Fish-Cadle Later first director of Nashotah House — Map (db m68040) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Allouez — First Redemptorist Church in America
The church of St. John the Evangelist, the first church of the Redemptorists in this hemisphere, stood 215 feet east of this marker. It was begun by Rev. S. Mazzuchelli, O. P. and completed by Redemptorist missionaries sent from Europe by Rev. . . . — Map (db m66522) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Allouez — 239 — Heritage Hill State Park
This park, built to portray and preserve Wisconsin's beginnings, is located on a site that is itself a part of history. On this 40-acre site stood Camp Smith--a temporary location of Fort Howard--part of the pioneer settlement known as Shantytown, . . . — Map (db m10544) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Allouez — The Catholic Bark Chapel
Built by the Indians for Father Claude Allouez in 1671, this is a replica of Wisconsin's first Catholic Church. The original was part of Mission St. Francis Xavior, about one mile south of this site. — Map (db m68048) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), De Pere — Address by President Lincoln — At The dedication Of — The Gettysburg National Cemetery
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m60509) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), De Pere — Brown County Court House 1838 to 1854
The site of the Brown County Court House from 1838 to 1854.

Erected by Jean Nicolet Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1930 — Map (db m38984) HM

Wisconsin (Brown County), De Pere — 189 — Marquette–Jolliet
Here in June, 1673, an expedition headed by Jesuit priest Jacques Marquette and his companion Louis Jolliet departed from St. Francis Xavier Mission to find and explore the upper Mississippi River. In September they returned here to record their . . . — Map (db m10393) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), De Pere — 266 — Rapides des Peres — Voyageur Park
The rapids at De Pere were well known to all early travelers along the Fox and Wisconsin rivers, which provided the best access to the Mississippi. Despite Indian domination, the waterway served explorers, fur traders and voyageurs, missionaries, . . . — Map (db m11053) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), De Pere — St. Norbert College & The Packers — Packers Heritage Trail — Lambeau-Lombardi Spur
St. Norbert College became the training camp of the Packers in 1958 in an agreement that would become the longest such partnership in NFL history. Father Dennis M. Burke, then president of the college, suggested the arrangement to the team that year . . . — Map (db m56440) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), De Pere — 262 — White Pillars
This building was erected in 1836 to serve as the office of the Fox River Hydraulic Company, which was chartered by Wisconsin's first Territorial Legislature to construct a dam at Rapides des Peres. Following the 1837 financial crisis, notes issued . . . — Map (db m10887) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Denmark — 373 — Denmark
In 1848, immigrants from Langeland, Denmark, seeking economic opportunity and plentiful farmland, settled in this vicinity. The Danes purchased land here and called their early settlement "Copenhagen," later changed to Denmark. In subse­quent years, . . . — Map (db m22453) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — 11 — 1634 • 1909
Commemorating the discovery of Wisconsin in 1634 by Jean Nicolet, emissary of Governor Champlain of New France. In this vicinity Nicolet first met the Winnebago Indians. Unveiled August 12, 1909, by members of the State Historical Society of . . . — Map (db m15786) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Alexis De Tocqueville
Alexis De Tocqueville The 25 year-old French aristocrat and author of Democracy In America visited this area during his 1831 - 1832 tour of America Placed by C-Span and the cable television industry while retracing the tour in 1997 - 1998 — Map (db m39543) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Augustin de Langlade
On the river shore Block 3 Astor directly west of this marker stood about the year 1745 the home and trading house of Augustin de Langlade and his distinguished son Charles, the first permanent settlers of Wisconsin. Charles . . . — Map (db m39145) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Bank Of Wisconsin
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Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Bellevue Park — Packers Heritage Trail — Packing Plant Spur
Bellevue Park served as the Packers' home field from 1923 to 1924 and was the site of the first Packers-Bears game played in Green Bay. Bellevue Park was built in less than three weeks in the spring of 1923 with wood salvaged from the stands at . . . — Map (db m56414) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Bellin Building — Packers Heritage Trail
Gerald Clifford and Dr. W. W. Kelly, two members of the "Hungry Five," a group of local men critical to the survival of the Packers over their first three decades, had offices here. Kelly was a physician with an office on the fourth floor. Clifford . . . — Map (db m56344) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Birthplace Of The Packers — Packers Heritage Trail
The Green Bay Packers were organized on Aug. 11, 1919, in the old Green Bay Press-Gazette building that stood here at 315 Cherry Street. The meeting took place in the editorial department on the second floor. Two days later, the paper briefly . . . — Map (db m56385) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Brown County Civil War Memorial — 61 Heroes 65
Dedicated To The Memory of the brave men of Brown County who fought to preserve the union. Erected by the Woman's Relief Corps No.91. Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic 1934 — Map (db m43396) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Brown County Courthouse — Packers Heritage Trail
The imposing Brown County Courthouse was where the first stockholders meeting of the newly formed non-profit Green Bay Football Corporation was held on Sept. 17, 1923. It was the first of many important Packer meetings held here over the next four . . . — Map (db m60522) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Bryan Bartlett Starr — "Bart" No. 15
Quarterback 1956 to 1971 Head Coach 1975 to 1983 6 Conference Championships 5 NFL Championships Pro Bowl Team 1961,62,63,67 All Pro Selection 1961,62,64,66 MVP Super Bowl 1 MVP Super Bowl 2 NFL MVP 1966 Elected to Pro . . . — Map (db m39251) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Chicago & North Western Depot — Packers Heritage Trail
The Chicago & North Western Depot was the Packer's usual port of call for road trips over nearly four decades. And often those trips started or ended, or both, with a party thrown by the team's ever-faithful fans. They threw impromptu . . . — Map (db m56341) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — City Stadium — Packers Heritage Trail
City Stadium is one of the last remaining relics from the early days of the National Football League. Although its appearance has greatly changed from the time when the Packers played here, it stands as a monument to the team's humble, hardscrabble . . . — Map (db m56388) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — 494 — Cnesses Israel Synagogue
Upon this site stood Cnesses Israel Synagogue, the first Jewish congregation in Brown County dedicated September 4, 1904 (24 Elul 5664). Designed by local architect Henry A. Foeller, the synagogue was Moorish in design and had two octagonal towers . . . — Map (db m51362) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Columbus Community Club — Packers Heritage Trail
The Columbus Community Club, which opened in 1925 as a recreational and social center, played many roles in Packer history. In the 1920s, before radio broadcasts of Packer games, large crowds gathered on Sunday afternoons when the team was . . . — Map (db m60523) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Curly Lambeau's Birthplace Home — Packers Heritage Trail
Earl Louis “Curly” Lambeau is Green Bay's most famous native son and the driving force behind the city's most treasured jewel. The storied Green Bay Packers were largely his creation, and they've become his lasting legacy. Born in . . . — Map (db m56336) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Curly Lambeau's Office Northern Building — Packers Heritage Trail
Curly Lambeau occupied an office in the Northern Building for nearly 20 years while he was coaching the Packers, but visitors might have been taken aback by the sign on his door. It read: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. Lambeau was an . . . — Map (db m56362) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Downtown Green Bay — Packers Heritage Trail
The Packers were founded in downtown Green Bay in 1919 and have had a presence here ever since. In 1921, their inaugural season in what is now the NFL, they held their first practice at the Old Courthouse Grounds at the southwest corner of . . . — Map (db m56346) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau — Founder/V.P./Head Coach/Player 1919–49
Curly Lambeau founded the Green Bay Packers in 1919 and was a driving force in the team's early years, including the 1921 decision to join what is now the NFL. He served as head coach for the franchise's first 31 seasons, leading the Packers to six . . . — Map (db m77462) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Elks Club — Packers Heritage Trail
The Elks Club was the site of an annual sports banquet that honored many of the biggest names in Packer history from the Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi eras. The first was billed as the "Lombardi Testimonial Banquet" and was held in April . . . — Map (db m56377) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Elvis Favorite Ride — The Zippin Pippin
The Zippin Pippin was Elvis Presley's favorite ride. The "King" rented Libertyland August 8, 1977 from 1:15 a.m. to 7 a.m. to entertain a group of about 10 guests. Decked in a blue jumpsuit with black leather belt, huge belt buckle with turquoise . . . — Map (db m66565) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — First Catholic Church In Green Bay
Near this site stood the first Catholic church in Green Bay begun in the year of our Lord 1823 by Father Gabriel Richard Vicar Apostolic of the Northwest and finished by Father Stephen Badin first resident pastor and missionary. A short . . . — Map (db m39394) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Fort Howard Stockade
853 degrees north 45 degrees, 7 minutes east, from this tablet, stands a flag pole, marking the southeast corner of the stockade of Fort Howard; occupied by United States troops August 1816, and almost continuously until 1852. On this site also . . . — Map (db m39257) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Freimann Hotel Building
In 1896, Michael Freimann built a large three story hotel building on what had previously been a vacant lot. The building first served as the O'Neil Hotel but was soon renamed the New Freimann Hotel in 1898. The building typically housed about ten . . . — Map (db m39058) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — 237 — Green Bay Packers
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 . . . — Map (db m37200) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Green Bay Press-Gazette — Packers Heritage Trail
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 . . . — Map (db m56358) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Hagemeister Park — Packers Heritage Trail
Hagemeister Park was the home of the Packers from 1919, their inaugural season as a semipro team, through 1922, their second year in the NFL. Before East High School and City Stadium were built, Hagemeister Park included the tract of land from . . . — Map (db m56395) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — 156 — Hazelwood
On this site Morgan L. Martin (1805-87) built this home in 1837, after his marriage to Elizabeth Smith of Plattsburgh, N.Y. It was a center of social, literary and political accomplishment for nearly a century. Coming here in 1827 as a young . . . — Map (db m37202) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Hazelwood — Hazelwood was the home... — Fox River Trail
of the Morgan L. Martin family for 100 years (1837-1937). Martin was a prominent Green Bay attorney, civic leader, Indian agent and entrepreneur, originally from upstate New York, who helped lay the foundation for Wisconsin's statehood. In 1848, . . . — Map (db m37204) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — 540 — Historic Green Bay Road
In 1829, citizens of the Green Bay area petitioned Congress to build a road to Chicago. Following an ancient Indian trail, the military road to connect Fort Howard at Green Bay with Fort Dearborn at Chicago was surveyed by the U.S. War Department . . . — Map (db m68166) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Hotel Northland — Packers Heritage Trail
The Hotel Northland was the social hub of Green Bay and more specifically the city's nerve center during football weekends and other Packer events from shortly after it opened in 1924 through the 1960s. Vince Lombardi's introductory press . . . — Map (db m60521) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Indian Packing Plant & Acme Packing Plant — Packers Heritage Trail — Packing Plant Spur
The Indian Packing Corp. was the original sponsor of the Packers. Curly Lambeau was working at the packing plant in 1919 when he took the lead in organizing the team. Frank Peck, the company's president at the time, gave Lambeau $500 in cash to buy . . . — Map (db m60562) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Influence of the Fur Trade — Green Bay was home... — Fox River Trail
to many people for thousands of years before the first Europeans arrived. The rich waters of the bay attracted a number of American Indian Tribes - all members of a large and complex trading network stretching throughout North America. Green . . . — Map (db m43813) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — 32 — La Baye Burial Place — "La Baye Cemetery"
La Baye burial place 1720 - 1835 Land donated by Domitille de Langlade Grignon - Langevin — Map (db m39398) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Love at First Leap — [The Lambeau Leap]

Since that frigid December day in 1993 when LeRoy Butler made a spontaneous leap into the arms of fans, the Lambeau Leap has become a Packers tradition. It declares that nothing gets in the way between Packers players and their fans. In all of . . . — Map (db m89954) HM

Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Menomineeville, Seat of Justice — In 1823, James Doty... — Fox River Trail
was appointed by President Monroe as a district judge for the northern and western Michigan Territory, which included what is now the state of Wisconsin. Doty set up the region's new court in an empty log building. Three years later, . . . — Map (db m43822) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Milwaukee Road Depot — Packers Heritage Trail
Back when The Packers traveled exclusively by train, they were welcomed home here at the Milwaukee Road Depot by throngs of joyous fans after clinching three of the six NFL championships they won under Curly Lambeau. The celebrations took place . . . — Map (db m56337) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Milwaukee Road Passenger Depot — Fox River Trail
The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad… later known as the Milwaukee Road came to Green Bay in 1873. This depot was built in 1898 and was the only passenger depot located on the east side of the river. It served as a . . . — Map (db m43821) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Minahan's Tomb — Overlooking Riverside Drive... — Fox River Trail
and the Fox River Trail is the tomb of Dr. William Edward Minahan, who died in the sinking of the Titanic. William had four brothers who were also doctors, and his oldest brother, Robert, was also a lawyer who served as mayor of Green Bay from . . . — Map (db m43818) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Naval Veterans Monument
Dedicated to the Glory of God and in Memory to All Men and Women Who Served in the Naval Forces of the United States Erected by the Navy Club, Ship 18 1956 Rededicated June 1996 — Map (db m66600) WM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Nicolet Landing — 1634-1909
Commemorating the discovery of Wisconsin in 1634 by Jean Nicolet, Emissary of Governor Champlain of New France. In this vicinity Nicolet first met the Winnebago Indians. — Map (db m39541) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Oneida Veterans Memorial
Welcome to the Oneida Veterans Memorial Civil War About the War: The civil war was fought in 1861-1865 between the United States (the "Union" or the "North") and several southern slave states that declared their secession and . . . — Map (db m78976) WM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Packers Heritage Trail — Packers Heritage Trail
The Packers Heritage Trail was designed as a self-guided walking tour past a treasure trove of landmarks that played a big part in the history of the Green Bay Packers from Curly Lambeau's era through Vince Lombardi's. During those 50 years, . . . — Map (db m56310) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Packers Office Building — Packers Heritage Trail
The Packers moved into the south side of this building, located at 349 S. Washington St., in 1949 and occupied it until a new administration building was completed next to what is now Lambeau Field in 1963. Curly Lambeau was the first coach to . . . — Map (db m60579) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Packers Practice Fields — Packers Heritage Trail — Packing Plant Spur
During the 32 seasons that the Packers played at City Stadium, they mostly practiced on nearby fields. As early as 1923, when East High was under construction, the Packers practiced in front of the school in Joannes Park. In 1937, they created . . . — Map (db m56411) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Port of Green Bay's Economic Impact — A Critical Link... — Fox River Trail
in Wisconsin’s transportation system is the Port of Green Bay. It serves as a multi-modal distribution center connecting waterborne vessels with an extensive network of highways and railroads. The Port of Green Bay provides Northeast Wisconsin . . . — Map (db m43812) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — 62 — Red Banks
Many of the explorers who followed Columbus were more interested in finding an easy route to Asia than they were in exploring and settling this continent. In 1634 Jean Nicolet, emissary of Gov. Samuel de Champlain of New France, landed at Red Banks . . . — Map (db m22457) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Riverside Ballroom — Packers Heritage Trail — Packing Plant Spur
The Packers used the Riverside as indoor practice facility when there were no such luxuries. Before their final game in 1940, Coach Curly Lambeau held practice here over two days due to snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures. The Packers worked out . . . — Map (db m56408) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Robert E. Harlan Plaza
Robert E. (Bob) Harlan, the ninth president in Packers history, played a central role in orchestrating the $295 million Lambeau Field redevelopment, first unveiled in 2000 and completed at the start of the 2003 season. Harlan's unwavering leadership . . . — Map (db m77463) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — September 11, 2001 Memorial — In Loving Memory Of The Known And Unknown, The Found And The Unfound
The World Trade Center - American Airlines Flight 11 - American Airlines Flight 175 - United Airlines Flight 93 - United Airlines Flight 77 - The Pentagon Wisconsin's Lost Kevin F. Cleary Ramzi A. Doany Andrea L. Haberman John P. . . . — Map (db m43283) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Shantytown — In 1820, as a defensive move, — Fox River Trail
Fort Howard commander Colonel Joseph Smith moved the garrison to near this location, about a half-mile back from the shore. The high ridge on which the camp, dubbed “Camp Smith,” was located provided good visibility and protection . . . — Map (db m43820) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — St. Willebrord Catholic Church — Packers Heritage Trail
St. Willebrord Catholic Church was where Vince Lombardi faithfully attended Mass during his 10 years in Green Bay. A devout Catholic, Lombardi would invariably arrive minutes before 8 a.m. on weekdays, park in the back lot and enter the church . . . — Map (db m56359) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — The Birthplace Home of Earl "Curly" Lambeau
Built in 1868, this example of mid-19th century architecture is one of the oldest homes on its original foundation with its original exterior. On April 9, 1898, two residents of this home, Marcel and Mary Lambeau, gave birth to their first . . . — Map (db m39007) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — The Fort Howard Story — Green Bay's Fort Howard, — Fox River Trail
as well as Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, was built following the War of 1812 to establish a U.S. presence in the Wisconsin territory and strategically cut off British access to trade routes. The forts were also used to construct Wisconsin's . . . — Map (db m43816) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — The Little House with a Big History — The Roi-Porlier-Tank Cottage... — Fox River Trail
has an extraordinary rich history in Green Bay, as it was home to a fur trader, schoolmaster, judge and missionary. In 1803, a French Canadian fur trader by the name of Joseph Roi built the small cottage along the west bank of the Fox . . . — Map (db m43823) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — The Port & the Environment — Waterborne transportation... — Fox River Trail
is the most cost-effective mode of transportation when compared to truck or rail. Ships quietly move cargo farther (per ton mile) and more efficiently than trucks or trains. Most importantly, ships move cargo more safely than trucks and trains. . . . — Map (db m43814) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — The Port of Today — The Port of Green Bay... — Fox River Trail
is a vital part of our local economy, our history and our lives. It plays an important role in the transportation of goods and commodities that are critical to the economic health of the region. The Port of Green Bay receives and/or sends . . . — Map (db m43817) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — The Significance of the Port — Waterways are transportation... — Fox River Trail
and geographic location is everything. The sparkling waters of Green Bay and sweeping rivers feeding into it have attracted numerous industries over the past few hundred years. The French fur-trading empire of the early 1700s gave way to . . . — Map (db m43819) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — The Spirit of the Northwest
This statue, designed by Suamico native, Sydney Bedore, and dedicated on June 10, 1931 with Governor Phillip Lafollette among the speakers, represents a Fox Indian, Claude Allouez and Nicholas Perrot. Native Americans lived in Wisconsin for about . . . — Map (db m39250) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Vice Admiral James H. Flatley Jr. — "Reaper Leader"
June 17, 1906 July 9, 1958 Navy Cross May 7 - 8, 1942 Distinguished Service Medal July 1953 - June 1958 Legion of Merit W/Combat "V" Dec. 1944 - May 1945 Distinguished Flying Cross W/Two Gold Stars Nov 1942 - . . . — Map (db m39232) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Vincent T. (Vince) Lombardi — Head Coach/G.M. 1959-67; General Manager 1968
Vince Lombardi directed the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships in seven years (1961-62, 1965-66-67) – a feat without parallel in pro football history. His 1966 and '67 teams also won the first two Super Bowls. Lombardi forged an . . . — Map (db m77461) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Zachary Taylor — "Old Rough and Ready"
Major Zachary Taylor served as commandant of Fort Howard for nearly three years, arriving in the spring of 1817 with 500 men of the fifth United States Infantry. He would become the twelfth president of the United States on the fifth of . . . — Map (db m57539) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Lawrence — 105 — Eleazer Williams
This site is part of a 4800-acre tract patented to Eleazer Williams by the United States. In 1882 Williams led a delegation of New York Indians to the Fox River Valley, hoping to set up an Indian Empire in the West. A year later he married the . . . — Map (db m57219) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Oneida — 502 — Revolutionary War Veteran
James Powlis, whose Oneida name Tewakatelyλ·thale! means "I'm Worried", was born around 1750, probably in New York State. In 1777, after the disintegration of the Iroquois Confederacy's neutrality, Congress sought to offset the allegiance of . . . — Map (db m11097) HM

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