Road Trip, August/September 2001

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This first group of pictures are of places Philip Fox worked. I've put them in chronological order. 

Yerkes Observatory is in Williams Bay, WI. Philip Fox worked here from 1903 to 1909, with a year out in 1906 to study in Berlin. We were given an absolutely wonderful tour by Richard Dreisser. Click here to go to the page on Philip to see the wonderful photo he gave us showing Philip at Yerkes in 1928. The building, which includes one large dome and two smaller ones is ornately carved and is in a beautiful park-like setting.



This is Yerkes from the path that leads to Barnard's house where Bert Fox was born in 1908.

Dearborn Observatory is at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Philip was director from 1909-1929. At that time, the observatory stood alone in open fields. It is now totally landlocked.

This picture from Philip's booklet for his children shows Dearborn as it was in about 1910.

The Adler Planetarium is in Chicago, IL. Philip was the director here from 1929-1937. The original 12 sided building, with its zodiac plaques at each corner has been enhanced with a new glass structure on the lake side. It is a gorgeous building. 

Adler Adler Adler
  Museum of Science & Industry  

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL. Philip Fox was the director from 1937-1940.

Whitefish Point
Agawa River Marty

Whitefish Point, MI. on the shores of Lake Superior.

The Agawa River in the Agawa Canyon - 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie - accessible by train only.

Marty's new look!


These last two images are from Mackinac Island, MI where everyone travels by bicycle or horse. We took a horse-drawn tour of the main village on the island.

Mackinac Island


Last edited July 19, 2007