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Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Indian Packing Plant & Acme Packing Plant

Packers Heritage Trail

 

—Packing Plant Spur —

 
Indian Packing Plant & Acme Packing Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 8, 2012
1. Indian Packing Plant & Acme Packing Plant Marker
Inscription. The Indian Packing Corp. was the original sponsor of the Packers. Curly Lambeau was working at the packing plant in 1919 when he took the lead in organizing the team. Frank Peck, the company's president at the time, gave Lambeau $500 in cash to buy uniforms.

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 in 1921.

Sponsored by:
Carl and Mary Ellen Kuehne & Family
 
Erected 2012.
 
Location.
Packing Plant Marker and Kress Trailhead image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 8, 2012
2. Packing Plant Marker and Kress Trailhead
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. Touch for map. At the trailhead to George F. Kress Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bellevue Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Riverside Ballroom (about 600 feet away); City Stadium (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); The Birthplace Home of Earl "Curly" Lambeau (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cnesses Israel Synagogue (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
 
Also see . . .  Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 15, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
Nearby George F. Kress Trailhead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 8, 2012
3. Nearby George F. Kress Trailhead Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 664 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on October 27, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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