January 14, 1967. In January 1967, the underground paper The San Francisco Oracle announced “A Gathering of the Tribes for a Human Be-In” at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, located near the Haight-Ashbury area. This gathering precipitated what would come to be known as the “Summer of Love.”

 

Scan of p.89 of The San Francisco Oracle. The psychedelic newspaper of the Haight-Ashbury (1966-1968). Facsimile edition. (1st ed.), Cohen, Allen (1991), Allen Cohen, ed., Regent Press, ISBN 9780916147112

Material from the S.F. ORACLE provided courtesy of the Estate of Allen Cohen and Regent Press, publishers of the SAN FRANCISCO ORACLE FACSIMILE EDITION

Haight and Ashbury photo from Kmburke.

October 10, 1966.  Austin’s first underground newspaper The Rag publishes its first issue.  Check out the oral history with founder Thorne Dreyer from the Houston Public Library and the rest of The Rag Archives online.

October 10, 1966.  Austin’s first underground newspaper The Rag publishes its first issue.  Check out the oral history with founder Thorne Dreyer from the Houston Public Library and the rest of The Rag Archives online.