Downtown Green Bay

Downtown Green Bay (HM125L)

Location: Green Bay, WI 54301 Brown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 31.025', W 88° 0.899'

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Packers Heritage Trail

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 Cherry and Jefferson Streets. Later that year, before the first-ever Packer-Bears game, the Lumberjack Band gathered at DeLair's Cafe on Washington Street and paraded in hunting caps, mackinaws, corduroy pants and high boots en route to catching a midnight train to Chicago.

Curly Lambeau worked as a salesman at Stiefel's, a men's clothing store on Washington, for most of the 1920's when he was both coaching and playing for the Packers.

Downtown was where players continued to live, eat, party and mingle with fans into the Glory Years of the 1960s and even beyond. It was the heart of "Titletown," the nickname Green Bay adopted during the Lombardi Dynasty.

That was a special time and the national media flocked to Green Bay to laud those great Packers teams and their larger-than-life coach. In turn, many of them romanticized about downtown's most popular haunts, the rapturous mood of the people on its streets and how a cherished football team had turned this small, sometimes bitterly cold Midwestern city into a paradise.

Sponsored by:
Ron and Colleen Weyers Family
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HM NumberHM125L
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByPackers Heritage Trail Foundation
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 1:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 419334 N 4929807
Decimal Degrees44.51708333, -88.01498333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 31.025', W 88° 0.899'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 31' 1.50" N, 88° 0' 53.94" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)920, 715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 172-198 Fox River Trail (Green Bay to Greenleaf), Green Bay WI 54301, US
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