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Packers Hall Receives a Historic Donation

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Packers Hall Receives a Historic Donation

CREATED Aug. 28, 2012

GREEN BAY, Wis.--The Packers Hall of Fame has one more historic piece to showcase thanks to a donation from Billy Cahoon of Dandridge Tennessee.

A Blanket from 1926 was accepted by the hall today.  The blanket, which belonged to Bill Cahoon’s father, Ivan “Tiny” Wells Cahoon, is square and about four feet across. It is light purple with gold lettering that reads “Green Bay” with the number “10” on it. According to the Hall of Fame, it’s possible that the item was originally blue, but has faded to light purple over time.

Ivan Cahoon played as an offensive and defensive tackle for the Packers from 1926 to 1929. Under coach Curly Lambeau, Cahoon played in 31 games, starting in 27. Cahoon’s football career ended during the 1929 season, just before the Packers’ first NFL championship, when he sustained a knee injury.

“We are very excited to receive this blanket,” said Tom Murphy, Packers Hall of Fame Inc. director and archivist. “We don’t have many items from that era, so we are very thankful for Bill’s donation.”