I TELL EVERYBODY I grew up in Green Bay. Even if they don't know where it is, everybody's heard of it, and it's a lot easier than trying to explain where Manawa is, even though I haven't lived in Green Bay since I was seven years old.
These photos are not specifically what I remember of Green Bay. My memories of Green Bay are of the 800-block area of Roosevelt Street, the public park on the corner of the block, and Roosevelt School, which the city of Green Bay bashed down without so much as a phone call to ask if that was okay with me.
These photos are instead a collection of post cards showing the landmarks and scenery, such as they are, of Green Bay. When I find a photo of Roosevelt School, I will attain post card nirvana, and my collection will be complete. However, there are so many post cards of Green Bay, and that alone is pretty mind-boggling, that I may just continue to collect them out of habit.
Postmarked APR 13 830 PM 1953 IRON MOUNTAIN, MICH
Mrs. A.C. Paul
609 No. 19th St.
Dear Mom - How would you like to see us all Wed? Bud is going to ask for all day so we'll be there for dinner - will let you know if we shouldn't be able to come. Kids watched until dark for you even tho we told them you weren't coming. Hope we won't be upsetting any plans by coming -- see you. Eddie is going to play with Davey - Shirley too. Love ME
CAPTION: KEY VIEWS ON OTHER SIDE -
G - Lighthouse at Harbor Entrance
R - City Stadium, Home of Green Bay Packers
E - Fishing is Great at Green Bay
E - Bay Beach Pavilion
N - Beautiful Wolf River
B - St. Johns Church
A - City Hall
Y - Bathers at Bay Beach
Published by Bosse's News Depot, Green Bay, Wis
Natural color post card made in U.S.A. by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis. (DDL)
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