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    23 Spectacular Color Photos Of San Francisco In The 1960s

    Bohemia and the bay.

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    Getty Images Hulton Archive

    Hippies gathered around a large tree at Golden Gate Park, 1960s.

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    Getty Images Harvey Meston

    The marina in San Francisco, California, with the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance, circa 1960.

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    American psychedelic rock band The Grateful Dead poses on Haight-Ashbury, 1965.

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    California gubernatorial candidate Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan ride a cable car, September 1966.

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    A Batman-themed nightclub in Sunnyvale called Wayne Manor, February 1966. (Not technically SF, but still, OMG.)

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    Haight Street, 1967

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    Getty Images Harvey Meston

    An aerial view of the Pacific Coastline, San Francisco, California, July 1962.

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    Getty Images Harvey Meston

    A BART map, circa 1962.

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    Outfielder Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants sits by the pool at his home during the 1960s.

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    Getty Images Harvey Meston

    The Oakland Bay Bridge, circa 1965.

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    PETER LARSEN/REX USA

    Janis Joplin on Haight Street, 1967

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    Getty Images Hulton Archive

    A Native American man stands on the roof of a prison complex building during the siege of Alcatraz Island. (Native Americans, who believed the land was rightfully theirs in accordance with a treaty signed by Abraham Lincoln granting them the right to reclaim any land that was originally theirs but has been abandoned by the U.S. government, occupied Alcatraz for 14 months from 1969 to 1971.)

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    PETER LARSEN/REX USA

    Members of East Totem West poster group, 1967

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    The Mission San Francisco de Asis or Mission Dolores in San Francisco, California, circa 1960.

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    PETER LARSEN/REX USA

    Hippies ask for handouts on Haight Street, 1967.

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    Getty Images Harvey Meston

    Entrance to the Steinhart Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences, 1962.

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    San Francisco City Hall, California, circa 1969.

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    The LIFE Images Collection / Getty Mickey Pfleger

    The Castro theater, 1960s.

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    An unidentified female dancer, decorated in fluorescent body paint and with feathers in her hair, attends an event at the Avalon Ballroom, 1967.

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    PETER LARSEN/REX USA

    Hippies on the corner of Haight and Ashbury Streets, 1967

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    An aerial view of San Francisco, with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, June 1966.

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    French actor Alain Delon on location at Fisherman's Wharf for the filming of Once a Thief, 1965.

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    REX USA

    Atop a San Francisco hill, 1960

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