Green Bay Press-Gazette

Green Bay Press-Gazette (HM125X)

Location: Green Bay, WI 54301 Brown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 30.785', W 88° 0.736'

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Packers Heritage Trail

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 Turnbull and George Whitney Calhoun, the Packers probably wouldn't have survived.

Turnbull's business sense and generosity helped keep the team financially afloat. Calhoun's tireless work kept it relevant. And the two regularly conducted team business — some official, some not — in this building. In fact, the Press Gazette essentially served as either the Green Bay Football's Corporation's business or ticket office from the time it opened in 1924 through the decade.

The crusty, cigar-chomping Calhoun spent 40 years at the paper, mostly as a telegraph and sports editor. At the same time , he served the Packers as publicist, secretary, statistician and board member. But his most memorable task was passing the hat at home games in 1919 to cover expenses. He died in 1963.

Turnbull, one of the Press-Gazette's original owners, served as the first president of the Packers from 1923 to1927 and remained an influential member of the executive committee until 1949. He was active with the paper until shortly before his death in 1960.

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HM NumberHM125X
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByPackers Heritage Trail Foundation
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 11:00am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 419544 N 4929360
Decimal Degrees44.51308333, -88.01226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 30.785', W 88° 0.736'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 30' 47.10" N, 88° 0' 44.16" W
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Area Code(s)920, 715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-435 E Walnut St, Green Bay WI 54301, US
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