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Christl Helps Launch Packers Heritage Trail

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Christl Helps Launch Packers Heritage Trail

According to the team's official website, long-time Packers beat writer Cliff Christl is helping launch a series of monuments in Green Bay that will mark historical landmarks that helped influence the building of the franchise.

The project is being called the "Packers Heritage Trail."

Mike Spofford of Packers.com provided the details of the project:

The trail will feature 17 bronze plaques, all within a mile of downtown Green Bay, that will describe the significance of each landmark. Some of those will include the old Press-Gazette building, where the team was founded; the Hotel Northland, where Vince Lombardi held his introductory press conference in 1959 and where all visiting teams stayed until the 1970s; the Northern Building, where Curly Lambeau held an office for nearly 20 years while he was simultaneously coaching the Packers and working as a district manager for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company; and the Elks Club, where Lombardi was presented with the first of five league championship trophies by Commissioner Pete Rozelle in April, 1962, and where the first Packers Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held in 1970.

The self-guided walking tour will cover roughly 4½ miles. Two additional trails will add five more plaques and be presented as extended bike rides from the downtown trail – a “Packing Plant” spur that will feature the former Indian and Acme packing plants, the team’s first two sponsors, and a “Lambeau-Lombardi” spur that will include St. Norbert College in De Pere, the team’s training camp home since 1958. The “Lambeau-Lombardi” spur also will include stops, without plaques, at Lambeau’s gravesite and the Lombardi family home.

The plaques are to be installed on June 15.

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Awesome.

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