By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Hippie Muffler Man - Cochecton, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 41° 41.491 W 074° 54.509
18T E 507615 N 4615530
Quick Description: The commemorative marker for the Woodstock Festival is a mile or two east of where you'll find the Muffler Man, who is within sight of the Yasgur family home and barn.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2019 5:59:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM11FKH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 1

Long Description:
The "Hippie" Muffler Man grooves near that epicenter of feel-good Flower Power -- Woodstock. Actually, he's nowhere near the town of Woodstock, because the iconic 1969 festival was held here, 60 miles southwest in Bethel, on dairy farmland owned by Max Yasgur.

Before he turned on, tuned in, and dropped out, the Hippie Muffler Man had a series of jobs. In the 1960s he was a typical Establishment Bunyan, holding a large car muffler labeled "SAFEWAY" in front of an Albany brake and muffler shop. In 1987 the business was liquidated and he was auctioned to a jeep dealership in Monticello, where he held a non-nonviolent ax (The muffler had been sold separately). He changed hands in Monticello, moving in 1993 to an ice cream shop which later became the Eden Brook Fish Market. He held a large fish and, later in the 1990s, he finally received his tie-dye makeover, courtesy of a Woodstock-loving employee. In 2003 the Bunyan moved to Bethel, sans fish

Source: (visit link)
Muffler Man Type: Bunyan

Address:
NY-17B
Cochecton, NY


Web Address: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
To log a Visit, please make every effort to supply an image of yourself at the site. The standard GPS photo may be used as well, or even just an image that you took when you visited the location. If you do not have the option to provide an image, please provide a detailed description of your visit so we can form a 'mental image'.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Highway Giants - Muffler Men
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.