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Rainbow Family in Pulaski County, 1993

Posted on June 18, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Blackfoot, the shaman for the Rainbow Family of Living Light, at the family’s gathering in eastern Pulaski County on June 16, 1993. Members of the group set up camp in what once was a strip mine, making it ready for the annual gathering, July 1 to 7. The group, grounded in the counterculture hippie values of the late 1960s and early 1970s, espoused peace, equality and environmental awareness. The previous year, the group met in Colorado and was attended by nearly 20,000, but the group split in 1993. Some Rainbows congregated near Mt. Victory, the first national gathering in Kentucky, and many others got together in Talladega National Forest in northeastern Alabama. It was the first split national gathering since the annual Rainbow meeting started in the early 1970s. The gathering in Pulaski County was attended by about 7,700 people, according to the National Forest Service. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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