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Co. Religious Festival #464863

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 30, 1972
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(Studio) On July 4 at Strawberry Lake, Colorado, youth plan religious festival. Authorities object.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Granby, Colorado) Youth arrive for festival at Strawberry Lake. Officials turn youth back, but youth get around roadblock. Tents, tepees, lean-to's accommodate those who get through. Many go in nude. Some smoke marijuana; some use harder drugs. Food scarce. Water contaminated. Land owners ask they leave. Law officers order them out, but still more come. Religious aspects of festival unclear. Rainbow Family of Living Light org. meeting [SUNFLOWER ELF, of Rainbow Family - describes those in attendance.] No rock bands, no entertainers: goal said to fill meadow with 1000's.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Oliver, Don;
Utley, Garrick

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