San Francisco’s iconic Haight-Ashbury may still be a mecca for Sixties counterculture nostalgia seekers, but these days it’s mostly a hub of busy vintage clothing stores and indie fashion boutiques.
Called the Haight, its legacy comes from a time (roughly 1966 to 1969) when musicians, artists, Vietnam War protesters and others challenging the status quo laid claim to the neighborhood that leads into Golden Gate Park. Idealistic flower children saw the Haight’s abandoned Victorians and nine-block commercial drag as the perfect canvas for street theater, free clinics, free food and impromptu “happenings,” like the afternoon Beatle George Harrison showed up to play guitar in the park.
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