Green Bay, It’s Beginnings

6May 2020

Green Bay is a metro center in Northeaster Wisconsin with a population of about 105,000 in the city proper contained by Brown county that has a population just shy of 250,000.  Green Bay is the third-largest city in Wisconsin, with Milwaukee and Madison being the first and second largest, respectively.

Temperatures average from the twenty’s Fahrenheit in winter to the upper seventies in summer.

Settled first in the 1600 by Jean Nicolet, what was once a small trading post became a regional center for commerce and fur trade.

The term “green bay” was coined by British settlers because of the coloring of the waters and shorelines.

According to Wikipedia:

“The fur trade in what is now Wisconsin reached its height under British rule, and the first self-sustaining farms in the state were established as well. From 1763 to 1780, Green Bay was a prosperous community which produced its own foodstuff, built graceful cottages and held dances and festivities.”

In 1854 Green Bay became incorporated.  As the news spread about America’s vast cheap land and resources came in great influx of immigrants to the area, the greatest concentration from Belgium.  As the railroad arrived in the 1860 many more people and products could move throughout the state, and an abundance of timber and the waterway of the Bay and the Fox River lead to the area becoming a major paper manufacturing port.

Of course, one cannot tell of the history of it’s “Grandstand Franchise” football team, the Green Bay Packers founding in 1919, having won multiple world championships to present day.

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