chapter  2
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2 Green Bay, WI: CityDeck

Green Bay, Wisconsin, is a city of 105,000 people nestled on the Fox River at the mouth of the Green Bay of Lake Michigan. The classically laid-out downtown grew around an economy driven by the nearby coal, salt, paper-milling and lime industries, economies still active today on the Fox River and the Bay. The small city, however, is nicknamed “Title Town” for its more well-known role on the sports stage as home to the Green Bay Packers, proud owners of multiple football championship titles.1 The Packers, like the industries, are an unlikely, yet symbolic, legacy of the Midwestern working-class city both then and now.