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Happy Birthday To Poughkeepsie's Carolyn Garcia

Carolyn Garcia, second from left, sits on the board of the Furthur Foundation.
Carolyn Garcia, second from left, sits on the board of the Furthur Foundation. Photo Credit: Facebook/Furthur Foundation

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Happy birthday to Poughkeepsie native Carolyn Garcia.

Garcia turns 70 on Friday. She was born Carolyn Adams May 6, 1946 in Poughkeepsie, where was was also raised with an older brother.

Also known as Mountain Girl, Garcia is a former Ken Kesey Merry Prankster and a former wife of Jerry Garcia.

She married Garcia in 1981 and they had two daughters.

She lives near her daughter in Oregon, sits on the boards of the Rex Foundation and the Furthur Foundation, and is on the advisory board of the Marijuana Policy Project.

She is the author of "Primo Plant: Growing Sinsemilla Marijuana," first published in 1976

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