“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Elks Club

Packers Heritage Trail

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By Bob (peach) Weber, June 8, 2012
1. Elks Club Marker
Inscription.  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 1962, four months after the Packers won their first NFL title under Lombardi. League Commissioner Pete Rozelle attended and presented Lombardi with the Ed Thorp Trophy, given each year to the NFL champion.

Later in 1962, Lambeau was honored here when he was inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1965, the six Packers inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in its first two classes were honored. On hand were Lambeau, Don Hutson, Johnny (Blood) McNally, Cal Hubbard, Clarke Hinkle and Mike Michalske. The guest of honor at the 1967 banquet was Bart Starr.

The first Packers Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held here on Sept. 19, 1970. And for most of Lombardi's tenure, the Packers ate their Thanksgiving dinner here. In the early 1960s, they'd fly back from their game in Detroit and come directly here from the airport to meet their families.

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By Bob (peach) Weber, June 8, 2012
2. Elks Club and Marker
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Services of Northeast Wisconsin purchased the building from the Elks in 1995. The building opened in 1959.

Sponsored by:
Tom and Dawn Olejniczak Family
Mark and Nancy Olejniczak Family
Erected 2012 by Packers Heritage Trail Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1962.
Location. 44° 30.607′ N, 88° 1.02′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of South Adams Street and Crooks Street, on the right when traveling north on South Adams Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Crooks Street, 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. Packers Office Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Freimann Hotel Building (about 500 feet away); Milwaukee Road Passenger Depot (about 500 feet away); Milwaukee Road Depot (about 500 feet away); Bank Of Wisconsin (about 500 feet away); Augustin de Langlade (about 600 feet away); James H. Flatley, Jr. (about 700 feet away); Vice Admiral James H. Flatley Jr. (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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.
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By Bob (peach) Weber, June 8, 2012
3. Elks Club
 Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on July 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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