Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Birthplace Home of Earl "Curly" Lambeau
On April 9, 1898, two residents of this home, Marcel and Mary Lambeau, gave birth to their first child, Earl "Curly" Lambeau. Curly went on to star in football at Green Bay East High School, located just 5 blocks from this spot. He then briefly attended Notre Dame University in 1918, scoring the first touchdown ever for Notre Dame's first year football coach, Knute Rockne.
In August 1919, Curly and George Calhoun co-founded a football team that became the Green Bay Packers. Chosen as captain before the first practice, Lambeau played for the Packers through 1929 and coached them through 1949. He won a record six NFL championships, including a record three straight from 1929 - 1931. Both records remain unsurpassed.
Lambeau died on June 1, 1965. Shortly thereafter, Lambeau Field, the longest continually occupied NFL stadium, was named after him. Lambeau Field is widely regarded as the most famous venue in the National Football League.
Topics. This historical marker is listed Notable Buildings • Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is April 9, 1898.
Location. 44° 30.789′ N, 87° 59.655′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is on North Irwin Avenue 0.1 miles south of University Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 617 North Irwin Avenue, Green Bay WI 54302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Curly Lambeau's Birthplace Home (a few steps from this marker); Packers Practice Fields (approx. ¼ mile away); Curly Lambeau (approx. 0.3 miles away); City Stadium (approx. 0.4 miles away); Green Bay - De Pere Antiquarian Society (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hagemeister Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cnesses Israel Synagogue (approx. 0.6 miles away); Riverside Ballroom (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau. (Submitted on January 14, 2011.)
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