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city (1991 pop. 30,075), S Ont., Canada, SW of Hamilton. It is an industrial center with diversified manufactures such as electric generators, fire engines, reed organs, auto parts, and textiles. The surrounding country has mixed farming, dairying, and stock raising.


1 City (1990 pop. 14,353) seat of McHenry co., NE Ill.; inc. 1845. In a grain and dairying area, the city has food processing and produces paper products, medical equipment, machinery, and chemicals.

2 Town (1990 pop. 1,870), Ulster co., SE N.Y., in an area of fruit and dairy farms, at the foothills of the Catskill Mts. The Woodstock Guild manages an artists' colony there (Byrdcliffe, opened 1903) and sponsors exhibits. The Art Students League of New York also had a summer school in the town (1906–22, 1947–79); an art school is now there.

Woodstock gave its name to the most famous of the music festivals of the 1960s and 70s, actually held (Aug., 1969) near Bethel, N.Y., c.45 mi (70 km) to the southwest. The name Woodstock has since signified the 1960s heyday of rock music and the youth counterculture movement. In Aug., 1994, a 25th-anniversary Woodstock concert was held in Saugerties, N.Y., c.7 mi (11 km) east of Woodstock.


300,000 rock music fans attended this festival held near Bethel, N.Y. (August 16, 1969). [Am. Music Hist.: EB, X: 741]


a town in New York State, the site of a large rock festival in August 1969. Pop.: 6253 (2003 est.)
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She was supposed to take a train home but didnt return to Woodstock and was reported missing.
ly/HMgKlC) Woodstock Music Lab purchased a former elementary school in Woodstock for $926,000.
The third largest "town" in South Africa by 1884 and a popular seaside resort, Woodstock declined after the massive land reclamation of the 1950s that saw it lose its beach.
Taking Woodstock is so laid back and charming, it's almost as if it was written under the effect of a peaceinducing sedative.
More than a mere three days of peace love mud and music the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Festival was a cultural landmark in a tumultuous decade.
FOR generations of music lovers, Woodstock translates to religion.
Add a survey packed with color photos and you have a 'must' for any library strong in American cultural history, music, or Woodstock events.
THE ROAD TO WOODSTOCK comes from the man behind the making of the Woodstock festival, and tells of Brooklyn-born author Michael Lang's involvement in building a music and arts festival in rural upstate New York.
First of all, don't believe everyone who says they were at Woodstock," says Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University, about 100 miles northwest of where the most famous rock 'n' roll concert ever took place exactly four decades ago.
The much-publicized Woodstock 40th-anniversary event never materialized, but that's almost immaterial: The celebration of all things Woodstock this year has everyone from homevid distributors to T-shirt makers riding the Wavy Gravy train.
For Newseum President and COO Ken Paulson, former editor of USA Today, it will also be a chance to reflect on how Woodstock changed journalism.