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Curly Lambeau's Birthplace Home

Packers Heritage Trail

 
 
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By Robert L Weber, June 7, 2012
1. Curly Lambeau's Birthplace Home Marker
Inscription.  Earl Louis “Curly” Lambeau is Green Bay's most famous native son and the driving force behind the city's most treasured jewel. The storied Green Bay Packers were largely his creation, and they've become his lasting legacy.

Born in 1898, Lambeau first attracted attention when he starred in football at Green Bay East High School. When he graduated from the school in 1917, his senior class prophecy read: "When I get thru (sic) with athletics I'm going out and conquer the rest of the world."

Maybe Lambeau fell short of that pie-in-the-sky goal, but only a man of his wild dreams and unbridled aspirations could have had the foresight to seek a franchise for little Green Bay in a newly formed professional football league and then be the driving force behind its survival.

The Packers' mere existence in a league of big cities is a phenomenon. Their grassroots ownership is unique. Their storyline is as compelling and inspiring as any in professional sports.

And nobody had more to do with that than Lambeau.

"I've said many times that if it hadn't been for Curly Lambeau, there would have
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By Robert L Weber, June 7, 2012
2. Curly's Birthplace Home and Marker
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been no Vince Lombardi," Lee Remmel, the Packers' eminent historian, once said. "There would have been no Green Bay Packers."

Sponsored by
Ronald L. Olson & Kenneth G. Calewarts

 
Erected 2012 by Packers Heritage Trail Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 44° 30.784′ N, 87° 59.661′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is on North Irwin Avenue south of University Avenue (Wisconsin Highway 54), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Birthplace Home of Earl "Curly" Lambeau (a few steps from this marker); Packers Practice Fields (approx. ¼ mile away); Curly Lambeau (approx. 0.3 miles away); City Stadium (approx. 0.3 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.
 
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 Robert L Weber, June 7, 2012
3. Curly's Birthplace Home and Marker
 Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona.)
 
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By Robert L Weber, June 7, 2012
4. A second Marker located at this site
 
 
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 743 times since then and 14 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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