The story by Bob Oates on the many pro football teams using Wisconsin sites for summer camp (Aug. 14) brought to mind another.
In 1939, Two Rivers, Wis., was the location for the preseason drills of the Pittsburgh club, which was known in the early NFL days as the Pirates.
Two Rivers, situated on a peninsula on Lake Michigan, is (or was) the coolest spot in the state. Johnny Blood, the legend of the Green Bay Packers, was then the player-coach of the Pittsburgh club, and having trained as a Packer at De Pere, knew a cool area was to be found at Two Rivers.
The team worked out at Two Rivers High. I remember well because I aired a daily half-hour interview program with the coaches and players direct from the downtown hotel where the players stayed and had their meals.