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Max Yasgur
Birth: Dec. 15, 1919
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1973
Marathon
Monroe County
Florida, USA

Owner of the Sullivan County, New York farm where he let the 1969 Woodstock festival took place. At the end of the 3 day celebration Yasgur took the stage and made a moving speech to the thousands of spectators, becoming quite a revered figure among the hippies. He was not, however as popular with neighboring farmers, who had sued him for the damage in 1970 done to their property by festival goers. He sold the 600 acre farm in 1971 for about $1,000 per acre. Up until 1969 he was just another dairy farmer, but local restrictions had forced the removal of the festival from Woodstock and Mr. Yasgur rented his spread in Bethel, about 55 miles away to the promoters for a fee he never exactly revealed. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Yasgur (1887 - 1937)
  Bella Feder Yasgur (1896 - 1973)
 
 Spouse:
  Miriam Gertrude Miller Yasgur (1920 - 2014)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel Yasgur (1942 - 2016)*
  Lois Yasgur Elston (1944 - 1977)*
 
 Sibling:
  Max Yasgur (1919 - 1973)
  Isidor Yasgur (1926 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery
Monticello
Sullivan County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 12, 2000
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Max, you were a modest man, but you would be bursting with justifiable pride if you saw what your land (it'll always be YOUR land) has become-- a center for the arts and a lasting memorial to the dedication and courage you showed in 1969. We visited your...(Read more)
- Mike
 Added: Sep. 21, 2016
Max, you were a wonderful person who stood up for the rights of people during a time when it wasn't popular to do so, and you will never be forgotten because of the stand you took. Rest in peace, fine sir!
- Darius Lawson
 Added: Apr. 20, 2016

- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Apr. 3, 2016
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