Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Packers’ Heritage Trail

It was announced on Tuesday that a new Packers history-themed attraction will be completed by the middle of June in Green Bay. Based on the “Freedom Trail” in Boston which highlights the locations integral to America’s independence, the Titletown version will feature 17 bronze plaques, all within a mile of downtown Green Bay, that will describe the significance of each landmark to the Packers’ long tradition. Some of the locations include the old Green Bay Press-Gazette building, where the team was founded, and the Hotel Northland, where Vince Lombardi held his introductory press conference in 1959, among many others.

According to the press release, “the Packers Heritage Trail is the brainchild of longtime Wisconsin sportswriter and Packers historian Cliff Christl, who covered the Packers as a beat reporter for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for more than 30 years, beginning in the early 1970s.” Mr. Christl was our favorite sportswriter of all time before he retired a few years ago. His knowledge of Packers’ history may be surpassed only by the legendary Lee Remmel.

Since this blog is primarily centered upon the Packers’ history and tradition, you know that we will cover this new attraction when we visit Green Bay for Training Camp this summer.

To read more, please visit the official website.