Wood­stock site nom­i­nated for his­toric land­mark sta­tus

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — An­drew Blake

The ru­ral New York dairy farm that hosted the Wood­stock Mu­sic and Arts Fair for a week­end in Au­gust 1969 was named to the State Reg­is­ter of His­toric Places this week nearly a half-cen­tury after 400,000 con­cert-go­ers con­gre­gated there to par­tic­i­pate in one of the

era’s most iconic mo­ments.

New York’s Board for His­toric Preser­va­tion has rec­om­mended that the orig­i­nal Wood­stock site in Bethel be added to both the State and Na­tional Reg­is­ter of His­toric Places, Gov. An­drew Cuomo said Tues­day, pav­ing the way for the 600-acre Catskills farm to be­come el­i­gi­ble for public preser­va­tion pro­grams.

The Wood­stock site was made fa­mous by the week­end-long rock fes­ti­val and its le­gendary per­for­mances by the likes of Jimi Hen­drix, Joe Cocker,

Sha Na Na, Coun­try Joe and the Fish, Ja­nis Jo­plin, Richie Havens and The Who.

More than 120,000 his­toric sites across New York are listed on the Na­tional Reg­is­ter of His­toric Places.

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