Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Hippies in the Heartland Redux

It's been a long time since I posted any hippie pictures; here are some from the Iola, Wisconsin, “People's Fair” Music Festival, June 1970:

With all of its heavy canvas tents it was akin to a Boy Scout Jamboree, albeit one with drug dealers and hard-core bikers:

Fortunately, the weather was fine and many of the crowd simply crashed on the ground:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

By Professor Batty


Blogger Jono said...

Just a bunch of kids trying to have some fun, but it didn't always turn out that way. I was hiding in the Adirondack Mountains for most of those summers.

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