Michael Hill Goldstein

The Garden Wasn’t All Peace And Love

08/18/2009

Assistant Managing Editor
It was billed as “three days of peace and music,” and there was plenty of both. But the sprawling musical adventure at Woodstock also had a dark side. Some Sullivan County residents who never much liked the infusion of Jews and other city slickers were even less enamored of the throngs of hippies that flooded the region 40 years ago. And they didn’t keep it to themselves, recalls Michael Hill Goldstein, whose family had a hotel next to Max Yasgur’s Bethel farm, site of the concert.
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