Hippie Muffler Man - Cochecton, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie
N 41° 41.491 W 074° 54.509
18T E 507615 N 4615530
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.
Waymark Code: WM11FKH
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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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

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Muffler Man Type: Bunyan

Cochecton, NY

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