The Manson Family first formed in the city's Haight-Ashbury
A couple of miles to the South West, we joined a walking tour through Haight-Ashbury
, the centre of the 1967 Summer Of Love where the hippy counter-culture movement was born.
If you're talking about the physical place from which the civil rights movement sprang (arguably Montgomery, Alabama) or the Summer of Love was born (Haight-Ashbury
in San Francisco) or the worldwide acceptance that ketchup is permissible on hot dogs (that will never happen in Illinois, folks), then I would wink at your use of "epicenter" to describe those places.
Caught up in the heady magic of 1968 in California's Haight-Ashbury
district, journalist Malcolm Terence found that the world was changing fast -- much faster than the attitudes of his employer, the Los Angeles Times.
in the Haight-Ashbury
district for many years, the British Guardian
Colorful Victorian homes, shops and hotels line the famous winding streets that connect the many diverse and historic neighborhoods, including Nob Hill, Haight-Ashbury
, Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf.
Born in Haight-Ashbury
, San Francisco, in a family of Jewish scholars in 1962, Wolf excelled in school and went to Yale University to study English literature.
It's funny," he says, recalling a trip to the Haight-Ashbury
district in San Francisco, "I'd been nervous about smoking acid or taking anything.
The Great Society, Vietnam, Haight-Ashbury
, riots, Woodstock, Chicago '68, Black Panthers, the beginning, middle and end of Richard Nixon, the beginning, middle and end of great rock and roll.
So far as I know, I never met Manson or any of the members of the Family, though I inhabited the same Haight-Ashbury
as them for a couple of months of the Summer of Love and must surely have shared a sidewalk or two, or an afternoon in the Panhandle, or an evening at the Straight Theater, or a dealer.
Its focal point was the Haight-Ashbury
area of San Francisco.
Finally we explored the legendary Haight-Ashbury
district, considered the starting place of the hippie movement in 1967 which helped spark a civil rights revolution.