Curly Lambeau's Birthplace Home

Curly Lambeau's Birthplace Home (HM125D)

Location: Green Bay, WI 54302 Brown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 30.784', W 87° 59.661'

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Packers Heritage Trail

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 1898, Lambeau first attracted attention when he starred in football at Green Bay East High School. When he graduated from the school in 1917, his senior class prophecy read: "When I get thru (sic) with athletics I'm going out and conquer the rest of the world."

Maybe Lambeau fell short of that pie-in-the-sky goal, but only a man of his wild dreams and unbridled aspirations could have had the foresight to seek a franchise for little Green Bay in a newly formed professional football league and then be the driving force behind its survival.

The Packer's mere existence in a league of big cities is a phenomenon. Their grassroots ownership is unique. Their storyline is as compelling and inspiring as any in professional sports.

And nobody had more to do with that than Lambeau.

"I've said many times that if it hadn't been for Curly Lambeau, there would have been no Vince Lombardi," Lee Remmel, the Packers' eminent historian, once said. "There would have been no Green Bay Packers."

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Ronald L. Olson & Kenneth G. Calewarts
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HM NumberHM125D
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByPackers Heritage Trail Foundation
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 2:45am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 420968 N 4929341
Decimal Degrees44.51306667, -87.99435000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 30.784', W 87° 59.661'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 30' 47.04" N, 87° 59' 39.66" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 609 N Irwin Ave, Green Bay WI 54302, US
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