Tonight on Topps Archives auctions, the attached picture was posted, it is a picture of long-time Packers receiver Billy Howton, it is listed as being from 1958, but it could be from 1956 or 1957 as well.
I was curious about the stadium structure behind it, which appears to be an all-rock structure with concrete steps for seats.I recognize the gorgeous 1950s uniform Howton's wearing, of course, but am at a loss about the surroundings.
There is a high school stadium similar to this one in Monterey CA (near where I live), and I have not seen too many others like it.
This one is somewhat different though than the one in Monterey, because this one appears to be built from the ground up where as the one in Monterey is cut in to the side of a hill.
I am wondering if you know where this site is or was.
What I do know is that the Green Bay Packers training camp has been at St.Norbert's College since 1958.
There are a lot of other Packers photos that I believe were probably taken at St.Norbert's and there is no structure like this pictured anywhere.
However, from 1954 thru 57, the Packers trained at UW-Stevens Point, so I am wondering if this is possibly an old stadium from there.
These pictures were often taken at Training Camp, so Wisconsin State University-Stevens Point, as it was known at the time, might be a possibility, but I've never been.
What do you say? Does anybody recognize the structure?