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York Daily Record’s ‘Remember’ oral history series looking for a few good Woodstock memories

For some, the Woodstock album brings back clear memories about the vaunted festival and its famous mud. Others have no recollection about those days in August 1969, when an estimated 400,000 people attended the rock festival on a dairy farm in Bethel, N.Y. Background posts from 1969: Timeline of 1969 race riots, court cases and ‘Remember’ series recalls moon landing and rocket scientist who helped make it so and 40 years ago, men walked on moon and race riot victims wheeled into York emergency room.

The Daily Record/Sunday News is looking for area residents who remember Woodstock, soon to observe its 40th anniversary.
And did anyone with York/Adams links attend?
These memories will be part of the newspaper’s “Remember” oral history series, a growing collection of memories accessible by clicking here. If you want to share your memories, call 771-2008 and follow the instructions.
Incidentally, the rock festival did not resonate locally, at least not with the local paper… .

The Gazette and Daily did not cover the event, even with wire service stories.
Some hippies in a bus were arrested in western Pennsylvania, according to the newspaper.
But nothing about 400,000 hippies and hippy wannabees congregating for that weekend in New York state.
A sampling of other topics in the “Remember” series:
The moon landing
Tropical Storm Agnes
York County’s cigarmaking days
The Great Depression
Blizzards of 1993 and 1996