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Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings

 
 
Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2016
1. Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings Marker
Inscription. Walking hand in hand, their faces aglow, Clarke Hinkle and his young admirer convey the timeless rapport between the Packers and their youthful fans. From the kids who cherished the tradition of players smuggling them into games through the back gate at old City Stadium to those who more recently have lined up outside Lambeau Field during training camp to lend their bikes to players to ride to and from practice, it has been a special relationship. Hinkle, a tough-as-nails fullback and fan favorite, played for the Packers from 1932 to 1941 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1964. This moment was captured by Milwaukee Journal photographer Frank J. Scherschel and appeared in Life magazine in 1939 with a story titled, "Little Wisconsin Town Produces World's Most Famous Pro Team." The boy was 11-year-old Donald Hamacher, who grew up in the shadows of City Stadium.

To Our Young Fans of Yesteryear
To Our Young Fans of Today
The Green Bay Packers Thank You &
Present This Statue in Your Honor
 
Erected by Packers Heritage Trail.
 
Location. 44° 30.925′ N, 88° 0.914′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Cherry

Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2016
2. Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings
Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street. Touch for map. Located in the Packers Heritage Trail Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paul Hornung (here, next to this marker); Johnny (Blood) McNally (here, next to this marker); George Whitney Calhoun (here, next to this marker); Starr-Struck Young Girl Seeks an Autograph (here, next to this marker); Bellin Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace Of The Packers (about 500 feet away); Hotel Northland (about 600 feet away); Downtown Green Bay (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Packers Heritage Trail Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2016
3. Packers Heritage Trail Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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