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De Pere in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Norbert College & The Packers

Packers Heritage Trail

 

—Lambeau-Lombardi Spur —

 
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By Bob (peach) Weber, June 16, 2012
1. St. Norbert College & The Packers Marker
Inscription. St. Norbert College became the training camp of the Packers in 1958 in an agreement that would become the longest such partnership in NFL history. Father Dennis M. Burke, then president of the college, suggested the arrangement to the team that year and solidified the relationship by forming a close bond with coaching legend Vince Lombardi.

Lombardi was hired by the Packers in 1959, and it was here during the summer months that he molded his great teams of the 1960s.

Renowned for his temper and hard-line coaching style, Lombardi struck fear in his players as he crossed paths with them on campus and lectured to them in meetings. But he displayed a much softer side in the company of the Norbertine fathers, who lived and worked on campus and had daily contact with him.

The Packers stayed in Sensenbrenner Hall during Lombardi's nine seasons. Sensenbrenner was where Lombardi hosted his famous 5 o'clock social hour and where he attended Mass daily. Scenes for the award-winning documentary Run to Daylight, which featured Lombardi, were filmed here in 1964. The Packers later moved to Victor McCormick Hall, providing an even quicker walk to the feasts prepared by St. Norbert chefs.

St. Norbert is a private liberal arts college founded in 1898 by the Norbertine Order.

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The Packers Marker and St. Norbert College image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 16, 2012
2. The Packers Marker and St. Norbert College
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Erected 2012.
 
Location. 44° 26.581′ N, 88° 4.12′ W. Marker is in De Pere, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is on 505 3rd Street north of Marsh Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: De Pere WI 54115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Address by President Lincoln ( about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rapides des Peres ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Brown County Court House 1838 to 1854 ( approx. 0.6 miles away); White Pillars ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Bernard Henry Pennings ( approx. 1.5 miles away); The Catholic Bark Chapel ( approx. 2.7 miles away); Menomineeville, Seat of Justice ( approx. 2.7 miles away); Heritage Hill State Park ( approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in De Pere.
 
Also see . . .  Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 16, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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