When I say I am writing about San Francisco in the 1960s, I often hear, “Sure, I know about San Francisco in the late 60s. There were Hippies in the Haight-Ashbury and everyone was dancing in Golden Gate Park.”
My answer is, “First, as a native San Franciscan, we don’t call it Haight-Ashbury, we call it The Haight. And second, there were lots of people in The City then who were doing lots of things besides dancing in Golden Gate Park. I know. I was there.”
This is a collection of “betcha didn’t know” stories from the people who were there.