USA TODAY: Don’t Miss out on the Summer of Love’s 50th Anniversary
By California Historical Society


Dig out those bell bottoms – it’s the 50th anniversary of Summer of Love.

San Francisco celebrates that remarkable summer of ’67 when 10,000 youth flooded the city, adopting a lifestyle that rejected convention and embraced invention. San Francisco’s counterculture launched cultural shifts that rippled across the nation.

“Peace and love, brother” was the catchphrase in the Haight-Ashbury district where the influx of youth settled. And as The Grateful Dead once sang, “Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand/Everybody’s playing in the heart-of-gold band.”


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