Founded in 1919 by Earl "Curly" Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun, the franchise traces its lineage to other semi-professional teams in Green Bay dating back to 1896.
Between 19, the Packers competed against other semi-pro clubs from around Wisconsin and the Midwest, before joining the American Professional Football Association (APFA), the forerunner of today's NFL, in 1921.
Among the many impressive accomplishments of these years was the Packers' streak of 29 consecutive home games without defeat, an NFL record which still stands.
The arrival of end Don Hutson from Alabama in 1935 gave Lambeau and the Packers the most-feared and dynamic offensive weapon in the game.
Former New York Giants assistant Vince Lombardi was hired as Packers head coach and general manager on February 2, 1959.
Financial troubles plagued the team and the franchise was forfeited within the year, before Lambeau found new financial backers and regained the franchise the next year.
These backers, known as the "Hungry Five", formed the Green Bay Football Corporation.
After Hutson's retirement, Lambeau could not stop the Packers' slide.
He purchased a large lodge near Green Bay for team members and families to live.