Haight Ashbury Neighborhood

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The Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco, extending east from Golden Gate Park and roughly bordered by the hills to the south and north, has long been a magnet for visitors, from those headed to the new Golden Gate Park, the 1890s waterslide at Haight and Stanyan, as refugees from the demolished downtown following the 1906 Earthquake and Fire disaster, and most notoriously, those in the Summer of Love seeking to create a lifestyle unimaginable to the “man in the gray flannel suit.” From shutting down a proposed freeway system that would have crisscrossed the City, to impacting advertising, diet, health care, music, and a host of other cultural and societal elements, the Haight is known internationally for its role in changing the way we look at the world.