Indian Packing Plant & Acme Packing Plant

Indian Packing Plant & Acme Packing Plant (HM155C)

Location: Green Bay, WI 54302 Brown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 30.339', W 87° 59.111'

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Packers Heritage Trail

— Packing Plant Spur —

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
HM NumberHM155C
Year Placed2012
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 12:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 421687 N 4928508
Decimal Degrees44.50565000, -87.98518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 30.339', W 87° 59.111'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 30' 20.34" N, 87° 59' 6.66" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1401-1449 Barid Creek Trail, Green Bay WI 54302, US
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