Packers Heritage Trail: Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings

© 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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Clarke Hinkle Tugs at
a Young Boy's Heartstrings
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

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

Click here to view all statues and markers at Packers Heritage Plaza.

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

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

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