C.P. "Chappie" Fox

Charles P. "Chappie" Fox

Charles Philip "Chappie" Fox, 1913-2003

Charles Philip Fox, known as "Chappie," was the director of Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin from 1960 to 1972.  A self-taught historian, Chappie built the museum into the respected authority in circus history it is today.  His tireless efforts resulted in the acquisition and restoration of over 120 circus wagons and parade vehicles.  Chappie also staged the first of many circus street pageants which became the Great Circus Parade in Milwaukee, and spearheaded the preservation of the Ringling brothers winter quarters in Baraboo.  A noted author, collector, and devotee of all things circus, his contribution to the continuation of circus history in the United States can not be overstated. 

Wagon Preservation
C.P. "Chappie" Fox