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August 31, 1968: Sky River Rock Festival

Woodstock was not the first historic rock music festival: it was preceded by the Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter Than Air Fair, organized in Seattle and staged near Sultan, Washington. Jeff Stevens histories you counterculturally.
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March 23, 1967: The Cocoon Breaks, the Helix Emerges

Seattle has a long history of local alternative newspapers, some better than others, all vital in the collective process of stirring the complex pot of a healthy local media scene. Most, if not all, of the past four decades’ worth of such endeavors owe a great debt to Helix, the groundbreaking chronicler of Seattle’s counterculture whose debut issue was published on the date in focus here.
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