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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Location of Green Bay, Wisconsin
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|Commemorating the discovery of Wisconsin in 1634 by Jean Nicolet, emissary of Governor Champlain of New France. In this vicinity Nicolet first met the Winnebago Indians.
Unveiled August 12, 1909, by members of the State Historical Society of . . . — — Map (db m15786) HM|
|Alexis De Tocqueville
The 25 year-old French aristocrat
and author of Democracy In America
visited this area
during his 1831 - 1832 tour of America
Placed by C-Span and the cable television industry
while retracing the tour in 1997 - 1998 — — Map (db m39543) HM|
|On the river shore
Block 3 Astor directly west of this
marker stood about the year 1745 the
home and trading house of
Augustin de Langlade
and his distinguished son Charles,
the first permanent settlers of Wisconsin.
Charles . . . — — Map (db m39145) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m39144) HM|
|Bellevue Park served as the Packers' home field from 1923 to 1924 and was the site of the first Packers-Bears game played in Green Bay.
Bellevue Park was built in less than three weeks in the spring of 1923 with wood salvaged from the stands at . . . — — Map (db m56414) HM|
|Gerald Clifford and Dr. W. W. Kelly, two members of the "Hungry Five," a group of local men critical to the survival of the Packers over their first three decades, had offices here. Kelly was a physician with an office on the fourth floor. Clifford . . . — — Map (db m145617) HM|
|The Green Bay Packers were organized on Aug. 11, 1919, in the old Green Bay Press-Gazette building that stood here at 315 Cherry Street. The meeting took place in the editorial department on the second floor.
Two days later, the paper briefly . . . — — Map (db m145614) HM|
|Dedicated To The Memory of the
brave men of
who fought to preserve the union.
Erected by the
Woman's Relief Corps
Auxiliary to the
Grand Army of the Republic
1934 — — Map (db m43396) HM|
|The imposing Brown County Courthouse was where the first stockholders meeting of the newly formed non-profit Green Bay Football Corporation was held on Sept. 17, 1923. It was the first of many important Packer meetings held here over the next four . . . — — Map (db m145619) HM|
| Quarterback 1956 to 1971
Head Coach 1975 to 1983
6 Conference Championships
5 NFL Championships
Pro Bowl Team 1961,62,63,67
All Pro Selection 1961,62,64,66
MVP Super Bowl 1
MVP Super Bowl 2
NFL MVP 1966
Elected to Pro . . . — — Map (db m39251) HM|
|The Chicago & North Western Depot was the Packers' usual port of call for road trips over nearly four decades. And often those trips started or ended, or both, with a party thrown by the team's ever-faithful fans.
They threw impromptu . . . — — Map (db m145630) HM|
|City Stadium is one of the last remaining relics from the early days of the National Football League. Although its appearance has greatly changed from the time when the Packers played here, it stands as a monument to the team's humble, hardscrabble . . . — — Map (db m120564) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m118188) HM|
|Upon this site stood Cnesses Israel Synagogue, the first Jewish congregation in Brown County dedicated September 4, 1904 (24 Elul 5664). Designed by local architect Henry A. Foeller, the synagogue was Moorish in design and had two octagonal towers . . . — — Map (db m51362) HM|
|The Columbus Community Club, which opened in 1925 as a recreational and social center, played many roles in Packers history.
In the 1920s, before radio broadcasts of Packer games, large crowds gathered on Sunday afternoons when the team was . . . — — Map (db m145621) HM|
|Earl "Curly" Lambeau founded the Green Bay Packers in 1919 and was the team's first playing star and its coach for 31 years. Lambeau was the first pass-minded coach in the NFL and his teams were like their leader, impatient and explosive. An . . . — — Map (db m118251) HM|
|Earl Louis “Curly” Lambeau is Green Bay's most famous native son and the driving force behind the city's most treasured jewel. The storied Green Bay Packers were largely his creation, and they've become his lasting legacy.
Born in . . . — — Map (db m145622) HM|
|Curly Lambeau occupied an office in the Northern Building for nearly 20 years while he was coaching the Packers, but visitors might have been taken aback by the sign on his door. It read: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Lambeau was an . . . — — Map (db m120567) HM|
|The Packers were founded in downtown Green Bay in 1919 and have had a presence here ever since.
In 1921, their inaugural season in what is now the NFL, they held their first practice at the Old Courthouse Grounds at the southwest corner of . . . — — Map (db m145613) HM|
|The lumberjack Band was once synonymous with the Green Bay Packers. It performed at home games, pep rallies and other celebrations; and energized players and fans alike with its rollicking capers and snappy music. Loosely organized in 1921, the . . . — — Map (db m131513) HM|
|Curly Lambeau founded the Green Bay Packers in 1919 and was a driving force in the team's early years, including the 1921 decision to join what is now the NFL. He served as head coach for the franchise's first 31 seasons, leading the Packers to six . . . — — Map (db m77462) HM|
|The Elks Club was the site of an annual sports banquet that honored many of the biggest names in Packer history from the Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi eras.
The first was billed as the "Lombardi Testimonial Banquet" and was held in April . . . — — Map (db m120569) HM|
|The Zippin Pippin was Elvis Presley's favorite ride. The "King" rented Libertyland August 8, 1977 from 1:15 a.m. to 7 a.m. to entertain a group of about 10 guests. Decked in a blue jumpsuit with black leather belt, huge belt buckle with turquoise . . . — — Map (db m66565) HM|
| Near this site stood the first Catholic church in Green Bay begun in the year of our Lord 1823 by Father Gabriel Richard Vicar Apostolic of the Northwest and finished by Father Stephen Badin first resident pastor and missionary.
A short . . . — — Map (db m39394) HM|
| 853 feet north 45 degrees, 7 minutes east, from this tablet, stands a flag pole, marking the southeast corner of the stockade of Fort Howard; occupied by United States troops August 1816, and almost continuously until 1852. On this site also stood . . . — — Map (db m100952) HM|
|In 1896, Michael Freimann built a large three story hotel building on what had previously been a vacant lot. The building first served as the O'Neil Hotel but was soon renamed the New Freimann Hotel in 1898. The building typically housed about ten . . . — — Map (db m39058) HM|
|Other than maybe Curly Lambeau, the Packers had no more important front man and no bigger booster than Calhoun over their first quarter-century. A gruff and colorful newspaperman who was fond of chewing on the stub of his cigar, Calhoun helped . . . — — Map (db m118189) HM|
|The Green Bay - De Pere Antiquarian Society was founded in 1923 by a group of women concerned about the loss and destruction of artifacts and objects important to the history of the community. The Society was established to preserve and protect the . . . — — Map (db m118247) HM|
|The Green Bay Packers, an institution and a legend, are unique.
The only publicly-owned club in professional sports, they were founded as a town team in 1919 by E. L. "Curly" Lambeau, who coached them to six world championships. They acquired . . . — — Map (db m37200) HM|
|The Packers might have been born in the old Press-Gazette building five years before this one was completed, but the close ties between the team and the newspaper carried on here. Had it not been for the Press-Gazette, and particularly Andrew . . . — — Map (db m120570) HM|
|Hagemeister Park was the home of the Packers from 1919, their inaugural season as a semipro team, through 1922, their second year in the NFL.
Before East High School and City Stadium were built, Hagemeister Park included the tract of land from . . . — — Map (db m120571) HM|
|On this site Morgan L. Martin (1805-87) built this home in 1837, after his marriage to Elizabeth Smith of Plattsburgh, N.Y. It was a center of social, literary and political accomplishment for nearly a century. Coming here in 1827 as a young . . . — — Map (db m37202) HM|
of the Morgan L. Martin family for 100 years (1837-1937). Martin was a prominent Green Bay attorney, civic leader, Indian agent and entrepreneur, originally from upstate New York, who helped lay the foundation for Wisconsin's statehood. In 1848, . . . — — Map (db m37204) HM|
| In 1829, citizens of the Green Bay area petitioned Congress to build a road to Chicago. Following an ancient Indian trail, the military road to connect Fort Howard at Green Bay with Fort Dearborn at Chicago was surveyed by the U.S. War Department . . . — — Map (db m68166) HM|
|The Hotel Northland was the social hub of Green Bay and more specifically the city's nerve center during football weekends and other Packers events from shortly after it opened in 1924 through the 1960s.
Vince Lombardi's introductory press . . . — — Map (db m145615) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m60562) HM|
to many people for thousands of years before the first Europeans arrived. The rich waters of the bay attracted a number of American Indian Tribes - all members of a large and complex trading network stretching throughout North America.
Green . . . — — Map (db m43813) HM|
We honor a man - a mountain tall
An answer to our Nation's call.
A hero's name to be inscrolled
In burnished letters set in cold.
A man to have - A man to hold
A man from which to form a mold
Sleep on - Brave Scion of the Sea . . . — — Map (db m131539) WM|
|Born John Victor McNally, he adopted the name Johnny Blood and used it throughout his pro football career, including his seven seasons with the Packers. Blood was a freewheeling halfback and the biggest playmaker on the great Packers teams that won . . . — — Map (db m118187) HM|
| La Baye burial place 1720 - 1835 Land donated by Domatelle de Langlade Grignon - Langevin — — Map (db m131523) HM|
| Side One:
Liberty Bell 250th Anniversary
In 1751, while Benjamin Franklin was drafting his Plan of Union, the Pennsylvania Assembly ordered a bell from Whitechapel Bell Foundry of London, England. The bell's inscription was described as . . . — — Map (db m131540) HM|
Since that frigid December day in 1993 when LeRoy Butler made a spontaneous leap into the arms of fans, the Lambeau Leap has become a Packers tradition. It declares that nothing gets in the way between Packers players and their fans. In all of . . . — — Map (db m89954) HM|
|Back when the Packers traveled exclusively by train, they were welcomed home here at the Milwaukee Road Depot by throngs of joyous fans after clinching three of the six NFL championships they won under Curly Lambeau. The celebrations took place . . . — — Map (db m145618) HM|
| The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad
later known as the Milwaukee Road came to Green Bay in 1873.
This depot was built in 1898 and was the only passenger depot located on the east side of the river. It served as a . . . — — Map (db m43821) HM|
|Dedicated to the Glory of God
and in Memory to All Men and
Women Who Served in the Naval
Forces of the United States
Erected by the Navy Club, Ship 18
Rededicated June 1996 — — Map (db m66600) WM|
|Commemorating the discovery of Wisconsin in 1634 by Jean Nicolet, Emissary of Governor Champlain of New France. In this vicinity Nicolet first met the
Winnebago Indians. — — Map (db m39541) HM|
|Welcome to the Oneida Veterans Memorial
About the War: The civil war was fought in 1861-1865 between the United States (the "Union" or the "North") and several southern slave states that declared their secession and . . . — — Map (db m78976) WM|
|The Packers Heritage Trail was designed as a self-guided walking tour past a treasure trove of landmarks that played a big part in the history of the Green Bay Packers from Curly Lambeau's era through Vince Lombardi's.
During those 50 years, . . . — — Map (db m145612) HM|
|The Packers moved into the south side of this building, located at 349 S. Washington St., in 1949 and occupied it until a new administration building was completed next to what is now Lambeau Field in 1963.
Curly Lambeau was the first coach to . . . — — Map (db m60579) HM|
|During the 32 seasons that the Packers played at City Stadium, they mostly practiced on nearby fields. As early as 1923, when East High was under construction, the Packers practiced in front of the school in Joannes Park.
In 1937, they created . . . — — Map (db m56411) HM|
|A triple-threat halfback with a nose for the end zone, Hornung was a playmaker and leader on Vince Lombardi's first three championship teams. "A great pressure player," was how Lombardi once described him. Hornung, who doubled as a kicker, set an . . . — — Map (db m118185) HM|
in Wisconsins transportation system is the Port of Green Bay. It serves as a multi-modal distribution center connecting waterborne vessels with an extensive network of highways and railroads. The Port of Green Bay provides Northeast Wisconsin . . . — — Map (db m43812) HM|
|Many of the explorers who followed Columbus were more interested in finding an easy route to Asia than they were in exploring and settling this continent. In 1634 Jean Nicolet, emissary of Gov. Samuel de Champlain of New France, landed at Red Banks . . . — — Map (db m22457) HM|
|The Packers used the Riverside as indoor practice facility when there were no such luxuries. Before their final game in 1940, Coach Curly Lambeau held practice here over two days due to snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures. The Packers worked out . . . — — Map (db m145631) HM|
|Robert E. (Bob) Harlan, the ninth president in Packers history, played a central role in orchestrating the $295 million Lambeau Field redevelopment, first unveiled in 2000 and completed at the start of the 2003 season. Harlan's unwavering leadership . . . — — Map (db m77463) HM|
In Loving Memory Of The Known And Unknown, The Found And The Unfound
The World Trade Center - American Airlines Flight 11 - American Airlines Flight 175 - United Airlines Flight 93 - United Airlines Flight 77 - The Pentagon
Wisconsin's . . . — — Map (db m157248) HM|
|St. Willebrord Catholic Church was where Vince Lombardi faithfully attended Mass during his 10 years in Green Bay. A devout Catholic, Lombardi would invariably arrive minutes before 8 a.m. on weekdays, park in the back lot and enter the church . . . — — Map (db m120575) HM|
|Bart Starr was one of the most admired Packers ever and one of the most generous when it came to sharing his time with young fans. It also was during his 16 seasons as a player, from 1956 to 1971, that autograph collecting mushroomed in popularity. . . . — — Map (db m118184) HM|
|Built in 1868, this example of mid-19th century architecture is one of the oldest homes on its original foundation with its original exterior.
On April 9, 1898, two residents of this home, Marcel and Mary Lambeau, gave birth to their first . . . — — Map (db m145610) HM|
as well as Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, was built following the War of 1812 to establish a U.S. presence in the Wisconsin territory and strategically cut off British access to trade routes. The forts were also used to construct Wisconsin's . . . — — Map (db m43816) HM|
has an extraordinary rich history in Green Bay, as it was home to a fur trader, schoolmaster, judge
In 1803, a French Canadian fur trader by the name of Joseph Roi built the small cottage along the
west bank of the Fox . . . — — Map (db m43823) HM|
is a vital part of our local economy, our history and our lives. It plays an important role in the transportation of goods and commodities that are critical to the economic health of the region. The Port of Green Bay receives and/or sends . . . — — Map (db m43817) HM|
and geographic location is everything. The sparkling waters of Green Bay and sweeping rivers feeding into it
have attracted numerous industries over the past few hundred years. The French fur-trading empire of the
early 1700s gave way to . . . — — Map (db m43819) HM|
| This statue, designed by Suamico native, Sydney Bedore, and dedicated on June 10, 1931 with Governor Phillip Lafollette among the speakers, represents a Fox Indian, Claude Allouez and Nicholas Perrot. Native Americans lived in Wisconsin for about . . . — — Map (db m39250) HM|
June 17, 1906
July 9, 1958
Navy Cross May
7 - 8, 1942
Distinguished Service Medal
July 1953 - June 1958
Legion of Merit W/Combat "V"
Dec. 1944 - May 1945
Distinguished Flying Cross W/Two Gold Stars
Nov 1942 - . . . — — Map (db m145609) HM|
|Vince Lombardi directed the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships in seven years (1961-62, 1965-66-67) – a feat without parallel in pro football history. His 1966 and '67 teams also won the first two Super Bowls. Lombardi forged an . . . — — Map (db m77461) HM|
| Major Zachary Taylor served as commandant of Fort Howard for nearly three years, arriving in the spring of 1817 with 500 men of the fifth United States Infantry.
He would become the twelfth president of the United States on the fifth of . . . — — Map (db m57539) HM|