Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers (HMOV5)

Location: Green Bay, WI 54304 Brown County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 30.064', W 88° 3.351'

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The Green Bay Packers, an institution and a legend, are unique.

The only publicly-owned club in professional sports, they were founded as a town team in 1919 by E. L. "Curly" Lambeau, who coached them to six world championships. They acquired their first jerseys by persuading a packing company to put up money for equipment and, originally, played their games in an open field, where fans "passed the hat."

Nurtured into a professional football power that has left a lasting imprint on the sport, they became the first team to win three consecutive National Football League titles (1929-30-31), a feat repeated under Vince Lombardi (1965-66-67) and unequaled. Overall, they have won 11 world championships, more than any other club in league history.

Long a "state" team, annually playing games in Milwaukee as well as Green Bay, the Packers have become a national institution, with fans in all 50 states.
HM NumberHMOV5
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number237
Year Placed1977
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 1:28am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 416063 N 4928069
Decimal Degrees44.50106667, -88.05585000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 30.064', W 88° 3.351'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 30' 3.84" N, 88° 3' 21.06" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1103-1143 County Hwy VK, Green Bay WI 54304, US
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