Six Degrees

Six Degrees of Edmund Bacon

Edmund Bacon, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Planning Commission from 1949 to 1970, is often called the father of modern Philadelphia.  His hand guided virtually every major postwar project in the city.  He was also the father of actor Kevin Bacon, whose six degrees of separation from every actor known to man is the stuff of dorm room and cocktail party legend.  Like father like son, what better way to meander the byways of Philadelphia (and world) history than via The Six Degrees of Edmund Bacon?

The Game: Name a famous Philadelphian.  Connect him or her to Edmund Bacon in six steps, using common sites, buildings, events, or relationships.

The Challenge: Chubby Checker.

View one solution after the jump (click “read rest of this page” below).  Are there any others?

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