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125 Years of News: August 15, 2019

125 Years of News: August 15, 2019


In celebration of The Daily Gazette's 125th anniversary, the newspaper will publish newsworthy items from past editions and past decades.

On August 15:

1925: The Edison Club buys the old J. B. McKain homestead and farm in Rexford, totaling 270 acres, for its new 27-hole golf course.

1941: About 200 women workers are affected as Ackshand Knitting Co. in Ballston Spa ends the practice of allowing caps, gloves and cloth to be knitted at home.

1969: Richie Havens, Ravi Shankar, Melanie, Sweetwater and Joan Baez are among the nine performers who open "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music" at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near White Lake in Bethel, Sullivan County. The legendary festival, which attracted 400,000 people, is better known as Woodstock.

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