Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Indian Packing Plant & Acme Packing Plant
Packers Heritage Trail
— Packing Plant Spur —
The Acme Packing Co. bought out Indian Packing in December 1920 and sponsored the Packers the following fall in their first season in what became the NFL.
Two buildings that were part of the plant back then are still standing, and one can be seen from the footbridge ahead. Building No. 3, a five-story white brick building closer to the bridge, was built in 1917. Building No. 4, constructed about the same time, is behind it. The grounds immediately west of the plant, or on this side of it, served as the Packers' first practice field in 1919 and 1920.
Indian packing dealt in canned meats and began operations in Green Bay in 1917. Acme was based in Chicago when it bought the plant. John Clair, who had been secretary of Indian Packaging, was joined in Green Bay by his brother, J. Emmett Clair, and the two ran the Acme plant and the business operations of the Packers
Carl and Mary Ellen Kuehne & Family
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1920.
Location. 44° 30.339′ N, 87° 59.111′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Main Street (U.S. 141), on the right when traveling north on Elizabeth Street. At the trailhead to George F. Kress Trail. 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. Bellevue Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Riverside Ballroom (about 600 feet away); City Stadium (approx. half a mile away); Curly Lambeau (approx. half a mile away); Green Bay - De Pere Antiquarian Society (approx. half a mile away); Packers Practice Fields (approx. half a mile away); Hagemeister Park (approx. half a mile away); Curly Lambeau's Birthplace Home (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
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