DescriptionMax B. Yasgur (December 15, 1919 February 9, 1973) was an American farmer, best known as the owner of the dairy farm in Bethel, New York at which the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held between August 15 and August 18, 1969.After area villages Saugerties (located about 40 miles from Yasgur's farm) and Wallkill declined to provide a venue for the festival, Yasgur leased one of his farm's fields for a fee that festival sponsors said was $50,000. Soon afterward he began to receive both threatening and supporting phone calls. Some of the calls threatened to burn him out. However, the helpful calls outnumbered the threatening ones.Opposition to the festival began soon after the festival's relocation to Bethel was announced. Signs were erected around town, saying, 'Stop Max's Hippie Music Festival. No 150,000 hippies here. Buy no milk.'In 1971, Yasgur sold the 600-acre farm, and a year and a half later died in Florida of a heart attack at the age of 53. He was given a full-page obituary in Rolling Stone magazine, one of the few non-musicians to receive such an honor. In 1997, the site of the concert and 1,400 acres surrounding was purchased by Alan Gerry for the purpose of creating the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. In August 2007, the 103-acre parcel that contains Yasgur's former homestead was placed on the market for $8 million by its current owner, Roy Howard. The Woodstock site had been the locale of frequent reunions.Composed in Photoshop. Original image photographed at the Yasgur Farm, Bethel, NY, USA, June 2013.Textures courtesy of Lenabem-Anna of Flickr
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