FUN WITH MAPS – ISSUE 2022-143 DAILY FEATURE:

By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (August 15, 2022) – In Issue 2022-143 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, remembering the mud and the music and the. . . iconic event.

3 DAYS OF PEACE AND MUSIC

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held August 15-18, 1969, on Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York. 

Over 400,000 people attended what has become known as a defining event in both popular music and the counterculture generation. The site is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Thirty-two acts performed – most notably the final group, Jimi Hendrix and his band, Gypsy Sun and Rainbows. Other acts included Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Santana, Grateful Dead, and Jefferson Airplane.

A priceless memento now – a ticket to the 3-day rock festival would have cost you $18 in advance and $24 at the gate.  About 186,000 tickets were sold in advance, but many, many people walked in free across the fields.

Here is Johnson’s map of New York State from 104 years prior.

1865 map of the Empire State (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.