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UW-Green Bay on the West Side?

In 1964, the early frontrunner for the new UWGB was a 400-acre site near the intersection of Highways 41 on 54 on Green Bay’s West Side. Known as “the Larsen orchard site,” it was eventually passed over for the scenic 700-acre bayshore location, known as the Shorewood Site because of the private golf course that occupied part of the area. Founding Chancellor Edward Weidner (at right, above) is shown here giving a tour of the Shorewood location to some of the members of his administrative team in fall 1967, a few weeks before groundbreaking for the first new buildings. With Weidner are, from left, Robert Maier, Ray Vlasin and Russ White.