Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Chicago & North Western Depot
Packers Heritage Trail
They threw impromptu homecoming parties following exhilarating victories and also pre-planned farewell parties to cheer up the players when times were tough.
The Packers left from here on their first road trip ever, to Ishpeming, Mich., on Oct. 19, 1919, and they continued to travel from here on occasional short trips to Chicago and Milwaukee into the 1960s.
The biggest celebration occurred after the Packers clinched their first NFL championship with a victory over the Chicago Bears on Dec. 8, 1929. An estimated 20,000 fans lined the tracks and nearby streets, stood on the rooftops of neighboring buildings and atop idle boxcars, and cheered wildly when the Packers arrived home from Chicago about 8:30 p.m. There was another big bash when the Packers won the title in 1930.
On some of the Packers' shorter trips, fans would accompany the team on the train. The North Western would convert a baggage car into a bar car and throw a party on wheels.
The depot opened in 1899. Regular passenger service ended in 1971. Titletown Brewing Co. purchased the building in 1996.
Titletown Brewing Co.
Erected 2012 by Packers Heritage Trail Foundation.
Location. 44° 31.165′ N, 88° 1.093′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from Dousman Street (U.S. 141) east of North Broadway Street (U.S. 141). Touch for map. Marker is to the west end of Titletown Brewery 100 feet off of Dousman Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Dousman Street, Green Bay WI 54303, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zachary Taylor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Howard Stockade (about 400 feet away); September 11, 2001 Memorial (about 500 feet away); Packers Heritage Trail (about 500 feet away); Alexis De Tocqueville (about 600 feet away); The Fort Howard Story (approx. 0.2 miles away); Downtown Green Bay (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Green Bay Road (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. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.)
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