In the years before air travel, the Green Bay Packers would travel to their “away” games by rail, of course. After big games, hundreds or thousands of loyal Packer fans would turn out at the Chicago & North Western railroad depot to welcome the team home.
After the 1939 world championship, we see the crowd above giving the Packers a proper celebration. In the game played at State Fair Park in Milwaukee on December 10th, Green Bay defeated the New York Giants 27-0 — the first shutout in an NFL title game. Despite bitter 35 m.p.h. winds, both Arnie Herber and Cecil Isbell passed for touchdowns in securing the team’s fifth world championship before 32,279 people.