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George Whitney Calhoun

 
 
George Whitney Calhoun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2016
1. George Whitney Calhoun Marker
Inscription.  Other than maybe Curly Lambeau, the Packers had no more important front man and no bigger booster than Calhoun over their first quarter-century. A gruff and colorful newspaperman who was fond of chewing on the stub of his cigar, Calhoun helped Lambeau found the team in 1919. Calhoun spent 40 years at the Green Bay Press-Gazette, and for most of that time he doubled as the Packers' publicist and secretary, among other duties. In the process, he made many influential friends, especially among big-city newspaper writers, who helped put little Green Bay on the map and build a widespread following for its treasured football team.

Dedicated in Memory of

Grandfather
Al J. Schneider
Packers Hall of Fame - 1992

Father
Donald J. Schneider
Packers Board of Directors 1981-2006

by the
Donald & Patricia Schneider Family
 
Erected by Packers Heritage Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 44° 30.923′ N, 88° 0.91′ W. Marker

George Whitney Calhoun image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2016
2. George Whitney Calhoun
is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street. Located in the Packers Heritage Trail Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paul Hornung (here, next to this marker); Starr-Struck Young Girl Seeks an Autograph (here, next to this marker); Johnny (Blood) McNally (here, next to this marker); Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings (here, next to this marker); Drumbeat of the Lumberjack Band (here, next to this marker); Bellin Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace Of The Packers (about 500 feet away); Hotel Northland (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
 
Packers Heritage Trail Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2016
3. Packers Heritage Trail Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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