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Somewhere Papa Bear is Smiling

Somewhere Papa Bear is Smiling Chicago Button Museum
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George Halas, nicknamed “Papa Bear”, was the founder of the Chicago Bears and coached the team from 1958 to 1967. He officially retired in 1967, but still kept watch over the team and saved his office space at the headquarters. He passed away in 1983 and the following fall when the Bears won the Superbowl in 1985, the team dedicated their win to Halas. When Halas joined the ranks of the ten teams, the league was in its infancy. He was instrumental to its growth and was considered a good coach and person.


Taylor, R. (2007). George Halas, Legend, 1920-1983 [Web log post]. Retrieved July 14, 2020, from

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