Near Bethel in Sullivan County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Woodstock Music and Arts Fair
Peace and Music
Wayne C. Saward
On Stage Performers. Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie; Joan Baez; Joe Cocker; Ravi Shankar; Janis Joplin; Jimi Hendrix; Johnny Winter; Creedence Clearwater; Mountain; Santana; John Sebastian; The Who; Canned Heat; Grateful Dead; Paul Butterfield Blues’ Band; Sly & the Family Stone; Jefferson Airplane; The Band; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Blood Sweat and Tears; Melanie; Ten Years After; Sweetwater; Sha-Na-Na; Incredible String Band; Country Joe McDonald and the Fish.
Erected 1984 by owners Louis Nicky and June Gelish.
Location. 41° 42.155′ N, 74° 52.916′ W. Marker is near Bethel, New York, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of Hurd Road and West Shore Road, on the right when traveling north on Hurd Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 226 Hurd Road, Bethel NY 12720, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Toll House (approx. 9.9 miles away); Ruddick Pond (approx. 10.5 miles away); Methodist Church (approx. 10.6 miles away); St John's Episcopal Church (approx. 10.7 miles away); Monticello Depot (approx. 10.7 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 10.7 miles away); Site of First House in Monticello (approx. 10.7 miles away); Fort Delaware (approx. 10.9 miles away).
More about this marker. Wayne C. Saward, who designed and built this marker, died March 23, 2009.
Also see . . .
1. How Woodstock Happened. 1994 article by Elliot Tiber. “The Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969 drew more than 450,000 people to a pasture in Sullivan County. For four days, the site became a countercultural mini-nation in which minds were open, drugs were all but legal and love was ‘free.’ The music began Friday afternoon at 5:07pm August 15 and continued until mid-morning Monday August 18. The festival closed the New York State Thruway and created one of the nation’s worst traffic jams. It also inspired a slew of local and state laws to ensure that nothing like it would ever happen again.”
2. The Woodstock Marker. “In 1984, a marker was set at the foot of this field—located at the corner of Hurd and West Shore Roads. The vision of Bethel town historian Bert Feldman and Arthur Shubert, both alumnus of the Woodstock security force in 1969—the determination and talent of welder Wayne Saward—and the support of then land owners Louis Nicky and June Gelish, saw this marker take its place 15 years after the original festival.”
3. Designer and sculptor of Woodstock Monument, Wayne Saward, dies. 2009 Times Herald-Record article by Sandy Tomcho
Additional keywords. Woodstock Festival
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