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World's Biggest Beach Party held in Iowa cornfield
July 21, 1968
The Sun
San Bernardino, California

WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa - String bikinis, suntan lotion, a man-made beach and surfing music replaced bib overalls and tractors Sunday as the World's biggest Beach Party rocked on in a sand-filled cornfield 1,200 miles from the ocean.

Temperatures were near 90 on Sunday, but organizers estimated a two-day crowd of more than 20,000 peoploe had attended.

Music came from such '60s stars as Jan and Dean, Tommy Roe, Johnny Tillotson, Gary Lewis and the Ventures.

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