Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings

Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings (HM283R)

Location: Green Bay, WI 54301 Brown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 30.925', W 88° 0.914'

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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 gate at old City Stadium to those who more recently have lined up outside Lambeau Field during training camp to lend their bikes to players to ride to and from practice, it has been a special relationship.
Hinkle, a tough-as-nails fullback and fan favorite, played for the Packers from 1932 to 1941 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1964.
This moment was captured by Milwaukee Journal photographer Frank J. Scherschel and appeared in Life magazine in 1939 with a story titled, "Little Wisconsin Town Produces World's Most Famous Pro Team." The boy was 11-year-old Donald Hamacher, who grew up in the shadows of City Stadium.
To Our Young Fans of Yesteryear
To Our Young Fans of Today
The Green Bay Packers Thank You &
Present This Statue in Your Honor
HM NumberHM283R
Placed ByPackers Heritage Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 419312 N 4929622
Decimal Degrees44.51541667, -88.01523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 30.925', W 88° 0.914'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 30' 55.5" N, 88° 0' 54.84" W
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Area Code(s)920, 715
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 204 N Washington St, Green Bay WI 54301, US
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