50 Rarely Seen Images From Woodstock 1969

Woodstock Was Saved By A Farmer

Woodstock Was Saved By A Farmer
Julie Miller/AAP

Wallkill fell through as the location for Woodstock, so the promoters turned to Bethel, New York. Max Yasgur owned a six hundred acre dairy farm in Bethel, and he respected the desire of concert-goers to share in a communal experience and allowed organizers the use of his property for a fee of fifty thousand dollars.

However, Bethel residents were not very enthusiastic about hosting a concert for thousands of people. Yasgur even came out at one point and talked to the crowd and congratulated them on the assembly.

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.