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The Rise of the Haight

It was the center of a fresh music scene that brought the rise of a new sound, and cultivated a utopian community.  San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood became the epicenter of the hippie generation. Disillusioned and curious youth who wanted to explore a new way of living, different from their own upbringings, were encouraged to dive into this emerging counter-culture.

Origin of the Zip Code

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Riding the Wave of Fortune

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Edison's Light Bulb

Thomas Edison’s most famous innovation created light that’s used in everyday life. Edison ... more
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