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

Packers Heritage Trail

Packers Heritage Trail

 
 
Packers Heritage Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 8, 2012
1. Packers Heritage Trail Marker
Inscription.  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, from 1919 to 1968, the Packers cut their teeth as a sandlot football team, joined what became the National Football League, and not only miraculously survived in its smallest city but won a record 11 league championships.

That period in their history will forever make the Packers unique among NFL franchises. What's more, they became a community property during that time and developed a lasting love affair with their loyal fans. The Packers Heritage Trail preserves both storylines by weaving the history of the team with that of the community through visual and written narrative.

Creation of the Packer Heritage Trail was spearheaded by Green Bay native and longtime sportswriter Cliff Christl and his wife, Shirley Christl. With the generous help of others, it opened in 2012 with the Neville Public Museum serving as the starting point. The trail also includes the Packing Plant
Packers Heritage Trail Marker, Fox River and artwork image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 8, 2012
2. Packers Heritage Trail Marker, Fox River and artwork
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Spur and the Lambeau-Lombardi Spur, which lead to other sites with historical ties to the early Packers.

Sponsored by:
Bay Verte Realty Co.
In Green Bay since 1932

 
Erected 2012.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 44° 31.076′ N, 88° 1.082′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Dousman Street (U.S. 141) and Museum Place, on the right when traveling east. Just outside of the Neville Public Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 Museum Place, Green Bay WI 54303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexis De Tocqueville (a few steps from this marker); Zachary Taylor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Howard Stockade (about 300 feet away); Chicago & North Western Depot (about 500 feet away); Downtown Green Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fort Howard Story (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Green Bay Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings (approx. ¼ mile 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. These were meant to be done in the order listed
 
Also see . . .
Nearby Neville Public Museum with "Big Mama" and "Baby Bones" image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 8, 2012
3. Nearby Neville Public Museum with "Big Mama" and "Baby Bones"
 Packers Heritage Trail. A walk though Packers history from Lambeau to Lombardi. (Submitted on June 13, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2020, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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