Williams Bay-Solar eclipse viewing party held at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay. Witnesses to the event used special glasses to view the partial eclipse in which the moon covered 80 percent of the sun from the Yerkes viewpoint. Attendees were able to visit different tables set up on the lawn of the observatory to learn more about the solar phenomenon.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Members of the Williams Bay High School History Club don’t just study the past. They mine it to bring old traditions into the present. In some cases, they even use it to create a piece of the future.
Take, for example, one of the club’s biggest projects -- Frost Park. The slice of land at Congress and Geneva streets was created by the Williams Bay Garden Club in 1935 to honor Edwin B. Frost, a physicist and astronomer who worked at Yerkes Observatory in the early 20th century. It was designed with astronomical symbolism, including a moon garden. But more than 70 years later, the park had slid into neglect.
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