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Milwaukee Road Depot

Packers Heritage Trail

 
 
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By Robert L Weber, June 7, 2012
1. Milwaukee Road Depot Marker
Inscription.  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 after the Packers captured league titles in 1931, 1936 and 1939.

The Legion Band entertained the gathering in 1931 by playing "On Wisconsin" and "Go You Packers." In 1936, the crowd was estimated at 10,000. The 1939 homecoming was followed by a parade down Washington Street with the Lumberjack Band setting the pace.

The Packers also departed from here on the longest road trip in their history. On Nov. 10, 1932, they left at 7 a.m. on a Milwaukee Road train that took them as far as Chicago. They switched rail lines three times before arriving in Boston more than 32 hours later. In all, the Packers were on the road for 32 days and played six games.

After returning home, they hit the road again within 48 hours on a post-season barnstorming trip. Lambeau and 17 players departed from here on Dec. 13, 1932, and were gone for nearly two months. They played two exhibitions in
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By Robert L Weber, June 7, 2012
2. Milwaukee Road Depot and Marker
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Hawaii and two on the West Coast.

The Milwaukee Road Depot was built in 1898, and the last train pulled out from here on Jan. 15, 1958.

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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 January 1898.
 
Location. 44° 30.636′ N, 88° 1.128′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of South Washington Street and Crooks Street, on the right when traveling south on South Washington Street. 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. Milwaukee Road Passenger Depot (here, next to this marker); Freimann Hotel Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Packers Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Vice Admiral James H. Flatley Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); James H. Flatley, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Augustin de Langlade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Influence of the Fur Trade (about 400 feet away); Elks Club (about 500 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. These were meant to be
Milwaukee Road Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 7, 2012
3. Milwaukee Road Depot and Marker
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Also see . . .  Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona.)
 
Backside of Milwaukee Road Depot image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 7, 2012
4. Backside of Milwaukee Road Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. This page has been viewed 635 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2020, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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