A wall covered with Lombardi-era Packers autographs unearthed


GREEN BAY, Wis (WFRV) — In a place where Green Bay Packers history is on display just about everywhere you look, the corner of Broadway and Main on the east side of De Pere is home to a unique piece of plaster.  Terry George’s father owned the bar in 1966 and he has fond memories of that era.

“The Packers would come in here after training camp, they stayed at St. Norbert college, and they would come here between before dinner.  They’d stop over here and have a drink.  My dad would line up the beer in big mugs with ice, serve them cheese and crackers.  They would sit in the bar and drink for about an hour, play pool, shoot, maybe bowl and head back to St. Norbert  college for dinner.”

The list of players who have signed the wall is as lengthy, as it is decorated from the Lombardi days.  Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, Jim Taylor, Willie Wood, Jerry Kramer, Ron Kramer, Leroy Caffey, Jim Flanigan, and the list goes on and on.  Current owner Bryan Kaster is currently taking steps to protect the autographs in the long run. 

“The signatures are 50 years old already, so we want to preserve the signatures as long as possible, if not forever.  So we are going to get some UV (Ultra-Violet) protective glass to try to maintain what’s here now. “

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