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Farmer Max Yasgur Considered The Event A Huge Success

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Max Yasgur was a dairy farmer who owned the land where the festival took place. He considered the festival a resounding success and a victory for peace and human kindness.

“If a half million young people at the Aquarian Festival could turn such adverse conditions, filled with the possibility of disaster, riot, looting, and catastrophe, into three days of music and peace. Then perhaps there is hope that if we join them, we can turn those adversities that are the problems of America today into a hope for a brighter and more peaceful future.” ——Max Yasgur.

Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program, and she currently works as the Writing Center Assistant Director at a small university in western Pennsylvania. Camille's writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.