of the Sixties is a timely book on the founding years of the
Oregon Country Fair, of great interest to the ever-renewing generations
"Downtown Deb" Trist, host of KLCC radio's Dead Air program
encyclopedic story of the Oregon Country Fair's early days recalls
Eugene's Golden Age of Counterculture --- White Bird Clinic, Growers
Market, WOW Hall, Hoedads, and Odyssey and New World Coffee Houses.
What fun to encounter the likes of Reverend Chumleigh, the Flying
Karamazov Brothers, Artis the Spoonman, Chez Ray, Tofu Toby, the
Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Band, and the people most
responsible for it all, Bill and Cynthia Wooten."
Bishoff, former Eugene newspaper columnist
those of you already missing the Oregon Country Fair, journalist Suzi
Prozanski offers up a way for the good vibe to continue all year long. 'Fruit of the Sixties: The Founding of the Oregon Country Fair'
documents the beginnings of the celebration of alternative culture
staged annually near Eugene. Aided by appearances from Ken Kesey, a
concert by the Grateful Dead and the efforts of a number of creative
individuals, what started as a fundraiser for an alternative school
became a place where 'aging hipsters, sacred tricksters and new
vaudevillians plus their children and grandchildren, would gather for
decades to celebrate counterculture community.'" --- Katie Schneider, Special to the Oregonian