The Haight-Ashbury is a district of San Francisco, California, USA named after the intersection of Haight Street and Ashbury Street, commonly known as The Haight or, in recent years, The Upper Haight. The names of the streets themselves are taken from Henry Huntly Haight, Governor of California in the 1870s, and one of the city supervisors of the time, a Mr. Ashbury. Both of them had a hand in the planning of the neighborhood, and, more importantly, Golden Gate Park at its inception.
The district is famous for its role as a center of the 1960s hippie movement, a post-runner and closely associated offshoot of the Beat Generation who swarmed San Francisco's "in" North Beach neighborhood 2-8 years before the "Summer of Love" in 1967.
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