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OREGON EXPERIENCE

Vortex I

  • Aired: 02/08/2010
  • 29:00
  • Rating: TV-14
In the summer of 1970, some tens of thousands of people converged in rural Clackamas County for an event called Vortex I. This festival 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. Vortex I is the only state-sponsored rock festival in U.S. history. Content Alert - Partial Nudity.
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Funding provided by James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Robert D. & Marcia H. Randall Fund for Lifelong Learning, Oregon Cultural Trust and Roundhouse Foundation.
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