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Want To Have A Piece Of History? Woodstock Farm Is For Sale

By KJ Mullins     Aug 8, 2007 in Entertainment
Back in 1969 hippies by the thousands made a pilgrimage to Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York. For three days music flowed and free love blossomed. Drugs were passed from one friend to the next. It was Woodstock and it has never been copied.
You can have that history be your backyard if you can afford it. Roy Howard, the current owner has the farm on the market for $8 million dollars reports Yahoo.
Back in '69 400,000 young people sat on the grass and listened to music that changed the world. Jimi Hendrix and the Who played on the stage.
Yasgur and his farm were celebrated in Joni Mitchell's song "Woodstock," popularized by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with the line: "I'm going on down to Yasgur's farm. I'm going to join in a rock 'n' roll band."
Today the farm has the 2,000-square-foot house that belonged to dairy farmer Max Yasgur, along with a larger farmhouse, a barn and 103 bucolic acres. The houses are modern and come with a gourmet kitchen, 22-foot vaulted ceilings and expansive views of the Pocono Mountains. The washrooms are snazzy too. They feature a double whirlpool tub, steam shower and bidet.
The field where the concert was though isn't in the sale. It is owned by cable magnate Alan Gerry and is the home of the 4,800-seat Bethel Woods Center.
The farm became the three day concert's venue after the promoters were rejected by officials in the nearby town of Woodstock. Yasgur saved the day by offering up his alfalfa field for the musical event.
The rest is history.
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