Woodstock Anniversary

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

It was 35 years ago this weekend that tens of thousands of young people began flocking to an upstate New York farm for a music festival.

When the Woodstock concert ended three days later, some 400,000 people had endured rain, mud, and lack of food, water and sanitation while creating a lasting symbol of the turbulent '60s.

People still gather at the former Max Yasgur farm in Bethel, but in numbers far fewer than the crowd that crammed the fields from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, 1969.

Today's visitors are nostalgic baby boomers or curious Gen-Xers who try to imagine what the scene was like.

On the Net: Woodstock Festival: http://www.woodstock69.com

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