Season 4 Episode #403
Broadcasts: July 22, 10:30 p.m. [OPB TV], July 24, 3:30 a.m. [OPB TV], March 24, 9:30 p.m. [OPB TV], March 26, 3:00 a.m. [OPB TV], March 26, 11:30 p.m. [OPB TV], March 28, 4:30 a.m. [OPB TV]
In the summer of 1970, some tens of thousands of people converged in rural Clackamas County for an event called Vortex 1. This “biodegradable festival of life” celebrated freedom -- freedom from violence, from drug laws and from clothes. It also served as an elaborate ploy to lure young people away from Portland. And to this day, Vortex remains America’s only large-scale rock festival ever sponsored by a Republican governor.
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Funding Provided By: Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust, Clark Foundation
Additional Support By: Decherd Charitable Trust
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