Members of our SIR John Muir Branch #19, recently spent an enjoyable day trip to San Francisco’s eclectic Haight Ashbury neighborhood. This unique and enjoyable trip was organized to recall and commemorate the 1967 Summer of Love. Seventeen folks—including husbands and wives—commuted from the East Bay into the city to partake in a unique and interesting flashback walking tour of the Haight. The focus was on the cultural impact and music coming out of San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury community during that late 1960’s era. The two-hour walking tour included stops at the former residences of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, the Diggers community firehouse, and the Panhandle. SIR members and their wives also had the opportunity to see and learn about the colorful history of the “painted ladies”. These are some of the beautiful Victorian homes that have become an integral part of the neighborhood. The seminal Haight Ashbury community is yet another interesting example of one of the many different neighborhoods that help comprise the unique fabric of the Bay Area.
In front of The Grateful Dead house in the Haight. Pictured from Left to right are:
Gayle Duncan, Elaine Stephenson, Jack Duncan, Jim Garcia, Bobbi Silberman, Barry Silberman, Lorraine Ruppert, John Fernando, tour guide Kurt Weitzmann, Tom Ruppert, Mike Krawesky, Bill Stephenson, Connie Krawesky, Michelle Barnaba, Jack Barnaba, Hilda Luke, Nelson Luke, Bernie Theobald
Submitted by Bernie Theobald, Day Trip and Publicity Chair
Sir Branch #19