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April 1, 1967: Seattle’s First Be-In

It was 50 years ago today — no joke: Seattle’s first “happy happening for hippies.” Jeff Stevens histories you with paisley chiaroscuro video.
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September 9, 1967: “Hippie Hill” Prevails

As the 1960s counterculture first began to fully bloom in Seattle, some local reactionaries decided our local flower children needed weeding out. Some sought to do so directly, staging “hippie-bashings” in the University District and elsewhere, while others worked more politically — among them a local letter-writer who sought to pressure the University of Washington to rid its campus of its growing counterculture population.
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