Packers Heritage Trail: George Whitney Calhoun

© Photographed April 22, 2017
Erected by Packers Heritage Trail
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin
44° 30.923′ N, 88° 0.914′ W
44.515383, -88.015233
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Other than maybe Curly Lambeau, the Packers had no more important front man and no bigger booster than Calhoun over their first quarter-century. A gruff and colorful newspaperman who was fond of chewing on the stub of his cigar, Calhoun helped Lambeau found the team in 1919. Calhoun spent 40 years at the Green Bay Press-Gazette, and for most of that time he doubled as the Packers' publicist and secretary, among other duties. In the process, he made many influential friends, especially among big-city newspaper writers, who helped put little Green Bay on the map and build a widespread following for its treasured football team.

Dedicated in Memory of

Al J. Schneider
Packers Hall of Fame - 1992

Donald J. Schneider
Packers Board of Directors 1981-2006

by the
Donald & Patricia Schneider Family

The statue and marker are located at Packers Heritage Trail Plaza at the intersection of Washington Street and Cherry Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301.

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The statue and marker (visible at the center) are located
at Packers Heritage Trail Plaza.

Packers Heritage Trail Plaza is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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